Healthcare Administration 101

While most patients come into contact primarily with doctors and nurses, hospitals are full of support staff, administrators and other personnel who ensure the proper function of the hospital and delivery of care to the patient. Healthcare administrators oversee all of these people, medical staff included. Their job is to ensure that the hospital runs… Read more »

Video Game Psychology: Addiction vs. Achievement

As an omnipresent part of modern culture, video games hold a fascination for both researchers and laypeople alike. One particular area of interest lies in their psychological impact on players. The concepts of addiction and achievement have been associated with video game play, leading researchers to wonder about the connection. Due to their unique features,… Read more »

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Video Gaming

Video games are a trademark commodity in our modern, technologically driven culture. Although undoubtedly entertaining, considerable debate remains as to their relative positive or negative impacts on individuals and society. Even though studies regarding this issue are relatively new, they can still provide insight into the benefits and drawbacks of this popular pastime. Positive Effects… Read more »

Developing a Winning Performance Management Process

“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person — not just an employee — are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” -Anne M. Mulcahy, Former CEO of Xerox Corporation Companies work best when their employees perform at high levels, find motivation and… Read more »

Turning Posts Into Positions: The Rise of Social Media Recruitment

According to Career Builder, 52 percent of employers now use social media networking sites as a part of the recruiting process. This figure is up 13 percent in just two years. It’s becoming clear that social media recruiting is on the rise. With so many human resources professionals using it as a tool to discover… Read more »

What Is Managerial Economics?

For any business to truly gain a competitive edge, integrating managerial economics into its decision-making process is essential. Managerial economics, according to Mark Hirschey and Eric Bentzen, is the study of how economic forces affect organizations and how their leaders can use economic principles to achieve optimal outcomes. Found everywhere from large corporations to nonprofits,… Read more »

5 System Development Life Cycle Phases

“A good system shortens the road to the goal.” –Orison Swett Marden, author and founder of Success magazine No field stresses the importance of a well-built system quite like computer science. Effective computer systems ensure a logical workflow, increase general efficiency and make it easier for companies to deliver high-quality products to their clients. The System… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Personality Tests for Employment

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset — they’re your competitive advantage.” –Anne M. Mulcahy, former CEO, Xerox Corporation The right hiring decisions can truly define a company. In an effort to build top-quality workforces, human resource departments are increasingly turning to advanced tools such as personality tests to aid them in their hiring decisions. In… Read more »

Developing a Talent Management Process and Strategy

“Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield. The time you spend with your best is, quite simply, your most productive time.” –Marcus Buckingham, author of First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently Talent management is an emerging approach to human resources… Read more »