Just a few weeks after hundreds of UT Health Northeast employees were offered buyout packages, UT Health East Texas announced that approximately 400 employees are being laid off. As a new chapter begins we must ensure our system is structured to meet patients’ needs – now and in the future. That means evaluating where there… Read more »
Extreme Excuses for Late Employees
According to Staffing Industry Analysts, a quarter of workers admitted they come in late to work at least once a month in a recent CareerBuilder survey, down from 29% in last year’s survey. And 12% said it’s a weekly occurrence. The survey also queried employers on the most outrageous excuses from late employees. Those excuses included:… Read more »
Healthcare by Any Other Name
The healthcare market in East Texas (and Tyler particularly) has seen some major changes in the past few years. As of March 1, 2018, the three largest healthcare systems are: Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System UT Health East Texas Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital While these changes seem to have… Read more »
Per Diem Work and your Resume
Most employers are looking for candidates who have a solid work history. Hiring managers are notorious for quickly rejecting the resume of a “job hopper”. Your willingness to work varying types of assignments can show employers that you are flexible and have the ability to work in any type of team environment. Don’t shy away… Read more »
Interviewing 101 for Nurses
We have all heard the saying, “you only have one chance to make a first impression”. When it comes to interviewing for a job, the first impression can make the difference between advancing in the hiring process or receiving the dreaded rejection email. Just a few simple things can make a huge difference. Be early! Every hiring… Read more »
Is the 2017-2018 Flu Season Worse Than Others?
A quick online search would make you think that this years’ flu season is substantially worse than any other flu season in history. Every major news organization in the United States has weekly headlines about the severity of the flu this year. The real question: what does the reliable, empirical data show? The United States Centers… Read more »
5 Resume Tips for Nurses
There are thousands of online articles about how to write a resume. We all know the basics: organized, no spelling errors, etc. Once you’ve checked and double checked for the obvious resume issues, take a look at this list. Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference. Clearly indicate your location Recruiters and hiring managers only… Read more »
It’s Pollen Time Again!
If you are new to East Texas (or tend to hibernate through the spring), you may not know what is about to happen. It begins innocently enough, a slight yellow dusting on your car. You wake up with a slight tickle in the back of your throat. Before the month of March is complete, however, you… Read more »
Is Flu Prevention Effective?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) and healthcare providers across the nation are continually releasing information about how to avoid getting the flu. Prevention is an important part of disease epidemic control. For most healthy adults, the flu is miserable but tolerable. For the very young, the elderly or those with health… Read more »