Tag Archives: work/life balance

One Surprising Way Work/Family Balance Affects Salary Negotiation

One Surprising Way Work/Family Balance Affects Salary Negotiation

Posted on05. Jan, 2016 by .

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Most of the time you hear about the wage gap between men and women — and how the gap is caused by the struggles women face in balancing work and family responsibilities. But the effects of that struggle are not all bad, because the result of your efforts has given you strength as well. This […]

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It’s Saturday, Am I Working?

It’s Saturday, Am I Working?

Posted on20. Jan, 2014 by .

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It’s a Saturday around noon and I am waiting for my hair appointment to begin when I decide I’ll check my email on my phone. And there it is, the email that is making me wonder, should I be or am I working on a Saturday? This wasn’t a typical response to one of my […]

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Nothing Wrong with Sick Days

Nothing Wrong with Sick Days

Posted on09. Apr, 2013 by .

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I will admit that I never anticipated featuring Justin Bieber as a topic of a blog post. I am fairly confident in saying that his fan base is not comprised of the same people as my reading demographic. But, a recent article about Mr. Bieber’s onstage bout of illness and the lessons it has for […]

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Holiday Stress, Anyone?

Holiday Stress, Anyone?

Posted on03. Dec, 2012 by .

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Fa la la la AAAAHHHHHHHHH!! Tis the season for contracts and gift wrapping; project and holiday budgeting; and all around get everything done at once-ness. Welcome to the holidays everybody. Most of us tend to have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. I myself tend to be a Grinch, but I’ll save my […]

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Job Change – Yipes!

Job Change – Yipes!

Posted on29. Mar, 2012 by .

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As many of you, dear readership, know, I just recently changed jobs and just passed the two month mark of tenure with my new firm. As some quick background, I have been a Recruiter my whole career and have worked in Healthcare IT for the past three years. Prior to joining my new and totally […]

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Make a Spring Resolution

Make a Spring Resolution

Posted on26. Mar, 2012 by .

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With spring officially upon us, bringing with it the sense of new life, warmth, and the excitement that rises from the cold of winter every year, I’ve thought about how we can use this time to bring in a new season in our professional journeys. I’m sure that many of you made New Year’s Resolutions right around the time you were hanging up that new 2012 wall calendar, but maybe the start of spring is an even better to make those pledges to change.

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The Dishes are Clean – Tips for Successfully Working from Home

The Dishes are Clean – Tips for Successfully Working from Home

Posted on19. Oct, 2011 by .

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One of my dear friends in Chicago just began working from home for the first time in her career because her office is being remodeled. Liz, welcome to the land of pajamas, flexible hours, and isolation. Working remotely, virtually, from home, whatever you want to call it is different. There’s no getting around it and […]

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The Lasting Legacy of Steve Jobs? Follow Your Heart!

The Lasting Legacy of Steve Jobs? Follow Your Heart!

Posted on06. Oct, 2011 by .

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It seems very fitting to post a tribute to Steve Jobs here on Healthcare IT Today.  Whether you’re a Mac or a PC, a Blackberry or an iPhone – it really doesn’t matter.  As a Healthcare IT professional (or any other type of business professional) your life (and those of your kids) has been touched […]

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Finding the OFF Button

Finding the OFF Button

Posted on06. Sep, 2011 by .

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Last Friday I took some time off from my labor of love to begin my holiday weekend early. For many, an extra day off was in order. Maybe it was needed for that long drive to the mountains or the beach, or possibly for a short trip to spend time with friends and family, or […]

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Can You Really Justify Getting Paid To Play Farmville?

Can You Really Justify Getting Paid To Play Farmville?

Posted on13. Jun, 2011 by .

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Playing Farmville or updating Facebook on company time is stealing, I call it stealing a paycheck. Play on your own time on resources (PC, network, etc) that you pay for. If you are on a break at work and want to access the internet for purposes other than work, be aware that you are being watched… closely. I recommend against using company assets for personal purposes in general. I have my own iPad and I pay AT&T for my own bandwidth. When I want to take 5 minutes to do some personal business at work I whip out my iPad. I recommend a similar strategy.

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Two Reasons Why Hiring Is Not Going To Get Any Easier

Two Reasons Why Hiring Is Not Going To Get Any Easier

Posted on23. Mar, 2011 by .

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In past posts I have made reference to some of the many articles that continually publicize the shortages that currently exist and will continue to exist in finding and hiring specialized skills in the Healthcare IT / Informatics market. When people begin looking for new positions, they evaluate six main areas when deciding if a […]

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