Do’s and Don’ts on your first 30 days at a new job

Starting a new job can be an exciting and testing time. It’s the start of a new learning experience but it is also a trial period for you and your new employer. The first 30 days of employment is your opportunity to showcase your skills and give your employer an idea of your work style and ethics. These first 30 days can be the difference between being successful or not at your new job. Here are some important things you should and shouldn’t do during your first 30 days of employment.

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Defining Your Path for Professional Growth

Many people have different definitions of what professional success and growth means to them. To some, success may mean a healthy work life balance, and to others it may mean getting a higher paying position.  The truth of the matter is there is no one-size fits all definition of success, everyone has different types of goals that they want to reach. Here is a brief step by step guide on the essentials of setting up your professional path so that you can achieve your goals.

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DPS 2018 Blood Drive: What You Should Expect When Donating Blood

DPS in partnership with CHI St. Luke’s Blood Donor Center is hosting their first Blood Drive to kick 2018 off in the best way possible, by helping others. If you’re a member of the Houston community and would like to sign up to donate blood on January 31st you can see more details and RSVP here! If you’re a first-time blood donor, it may be scary not knowing what to expect but being prepared and educated is the key to a successful donation. Here is what you can expect prior, during and after your blood donation...

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Qualities of a Great Team Player

Working as part of a team is essential to finding success within any company regardless of its size. Every team mate makes a big impact on the big picture whether they are part of a 2 person team or a 30 person team. The success of every team depends on the caliber of the team members that compose it and how well they collaborate with their teammates. Here are some tips to get you on the right path to team player success. 

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Avoid Burnout in the Workplace

Burnout. We’ve all heard of it, one way or another. Maybe you know someone that is going through it or you are experiencing it yourself. It usually feels like an emptiness in your life, a lack of motivation, and having no desire to wake up in the morning and go to work. A series of bad days that seem to never end. It’s not a place anyone wants to be in but there is hope. Whether you are going through it or recovering from it, burnout can be beat! Here’s how to start fighting back...

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Healthcare Demands During Flu Season

Flu season like many other viruses can be unpredictable and hard to forecast. You know when to expect it but not necessarily the severity of it. Some medical facilities may find themselves off guard and under-prepared but there are different steps that can be taken to prepare staff and patients for the arrival of the flu season.

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How Back to School Season Can Fuel Your Job Search

Long gone are the sweet days of summer. With back to school season in full effect, it’s not only kids who usually start a new schedule. Parents and non-parents alike can feel the effects of back to school season and the benefits that come with it. It’s a great time to take advantage of the new opportunities that present themselves during this season. Here are some tips to get you back on track after the summer:

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How to Score a Job Through Social Media

Social media has become such a pivotal part of everyone’s lives these days. Studies have shown that 92% of companies are using social media for hiring—and that three out of four hiring managers will check out a candidate’s social profiles. In essence, your social media profiles are you in the virtual world. They represent who you are and shape the way your potential next employer decision to hire you. Many people in fact, are using social media to develop the right connections and get hired. Here’s how...

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Best Tips for a Video Interview

Have you ever sat in front of your computer or smart phone, being interviewed by your potential next boss? It takes some getting used to – being comfortable sitting in a room by yourself while still trying to portray your full-on professionalism. Video interviews can be tricky to pull off, so here are some tips to help you get through them in the best way possible.

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5 Habits of Successful Employees

At every company there is at least one over-achieving employee. Someone that is admired by their co-workers and trusted by their superiors. We often wonder to ourselves, why does this person seem to be more successful than me if we work the same hours and have the same job.  Here are 5 habits to get you started on your path to being a successful employee.

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Next Networking Event

Have you ever attended a networking event only to feel like it was a waste of your time by the end of the day? A lot of times people attend networking events simply because they feel that is what they are supposed to be doing but it can often lead to no results. With these tips, you can learn how to improve your next networking event experience.

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Overcoming the Nurse Shortage

Nurses are the backbone of patient care and satisfaction, that is why it is so alarming to know that there is a significant shortage of them in the US. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics projections, by 2022 there will be more than 3.2 million jobs for Registered Nurses and more than 1 million vacancies. With a large percentage of nurses retiring and less nurses being prepared to fill their roles, the challenge of overcoming the nurse shortage is imminent.

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National Heart Month – Tips to Keep a Healthy Heart

Did you know that February is National Heart Month? What better way to celebrate the month of love than taking care of your heart. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States . Many of us fall victims to bad habits that cause our heart to work harder and deteriorate faster. However, there are numerous simple ways to start taking better care of your heart.

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Why the patient is King: the importance of patient satisfaction

Patient satisfaction has always been a core principle of healthcare facilities but now with satisfaction scores having a direct impact on the bottom line, the measure and management of patient satisfaction has become a top priority at health systems across the country. Initially patient satisfaction measures and surveys were implemented to help lower healthcare costs nationwide.

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

A new year feels like a fresh start. A perfect time to re-create yourself and set new goals. It’s a true challenge to maintain this motivation throughout the rest of the year. However, small modifications to your resolution plan can help you be successful in reaching your goals. These some easy ways to set yourself on the right path:

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Healthy Eating Tips for New Year's

The holidays are a time of festivities, family bonding and food…lots and lots of food. It’s understandable that most diets are tossed out the window during this time of the year but you don’t have to sacrifice your health completely. Here are some tips that you can follow to maintain your healthy eating habits during the Holidays...

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