Why You Should Use WSi to Help You Find a Great Job

Why You Should Use WSi to Help You Find a Great Job

Healthcare workers are in demand, and increasing numbers of them are looking for a new job. If you’ve thought about using a staffing firm to help accelerate your career, why should you choose WSi?

Avoiding Burnout in Your Healthcare Staff

Avoiding Burnout in Your Healthcare Staff

The healthcare industry is known for highly stressful situations. Burnout has a direct impact on patient safety and patient satisfaction. What are the keys to recognizing and addressing it?

You Can’t Afford to Let Your Top Talent Leave

You Can’t Afford to Let Your Top Talent Leave

Finding ways to retain top talent is vital to the success of your business. On average, it takes more than $4,000 to hire a new employee. Training new employees costs even more.

Prepare Yourself for Successful Salary Negotiation

Prepare Yourself for Successful Salary Negotiation

Did you know even though employers are often willing to negotiate salary, more than 50 percent of Americans who receive a job offer accept the salary quote without asking for anything more?

Is Social Media Hurting Your Medical Career?

Is Social Media Hurting Your Medical Career?

Are your social media accounts helping or hurting your medical career? A 2016 study for CareerBuilder shows that 60 percent of employers search social media to learn more about job candidates. If your employer, or a prospective employer, looks at your account, what will it reveal about you?

Interviewing Medical Assistants for Soft Skills

Interviewing Medical Assistants for Soft Skills

When interviewing potential medical assistants, are soft skills as important to your healthcare organization as hard skills? Does your organization know the techniques required to conduct a successful interview? Consider some key factors.
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New Law Lets School Staff Administer EpiPen Dosage

New Law Lets School Staff Administer EpiPen Dosage

About 1 in every 13 children has a food allergy, but many of them are unaware ... until they have a reaction. Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law Wednesday that makes it legal for a school official who isn't a nurse to administer drugs to quell an allergic episode.

24 People Who Applied for the World's Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise

The World's Toughest Job

A brand's great gotcha videos

Here's a pretty cool project from Mullen for a client we won't immediately reveal, lest we spoil the surprise.
(Scroll down to the bottom of credits, or watch the video to find out.)

The Boston agency posted this job listing online for a "director of operations" position at a company called Rehtom Inc. The requirements sounded nothing short of brutal:

• Standing up almost all the time
• Constantly exerting yourself
• Working from 135 to unlimited hours per week
• Degrees in medicine, finance and culinary arts necessary
• No vacations
• The work load goes up on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and other holidays
• No time to sleep
• Salary = $0

The job ad got 2.7 million impressions from paid ad placements. Only 24 people inquired. They interviewed via webcam, and their real-time reactions were captured on video.  Check out what happened below. It's worth watching to the end.

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Spreading the Holiday Cheer

Spreading the Holiday Cheer

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WSi Adopted a Family in need this holiday season and our Head Elf - Ms Celeste coordinated the buying, wrapping and delivering of gifts to this great family this year.   Thanks to everyone that contributed this year to help make this Holiday a little brighter for this family in need this year. 

Halloween Health and Safety Tips

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
   
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

 

Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?

  • Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses.
  • Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
  • Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.
  • Keep candle-lit jack o'lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.

Sugar: The toxic truth

Did you see this story? What are your thoughts on this?  

This week on 60 Minutes, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research coming out of some of America's most respected institutions, which find that sugar-- the way it's being consumed by Americans today-- is a toxin. And it could be the driving force behind some of this country's leading killers, including heart disease.

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Superbowl Commercials: 8 Health Lessons To Learn

If you look closely enough, there may be some unexpected worth in those ads. We found some surprising (and disappointing) health messages in the following eight Super Bowl commercials.

Stressed Out in Denver?

Although stress levels have gone down in Denver since last year, Denver residents still experience higher than healthy stress levels, reporting a stress level of 4.6 on a 10-point scale, compared to 3.5, which they considered healthy.

Healthy mouth, economy linked

While many Coloradans focus on their 2012 New Year's resolutions, community and public health leaders across the state are pledging to improve the oral health of all Coloradans.