Nursing used to be seen as one of the lower-level jobs in the healthcare industry. After all, nurses were viewed as assistants to doctors, doing smaller tasks that often didn’t require the same level of medical knowledge as their seniors.
This has changed drastically over the past two decades.
Nursing has now become an incredibly lucrative and fulfilling career choice, and here’s why.
Nursing opens you up to more healthcare opportunities. A nurse has an intermediate level of healthcare knowledge, but it’s very general and can easily be adapted to fit into different situations.
Nursing is a fulfilling career choice. As more people quit their office jobs in search of something more meaningful, nurses have stuck with their profession of choice because it gives them a meaningful career.
Nursing offers multiple streams of income. While a lot of nurses have their main job at a healthcare clinic or hospital, starting your own self-employed nursing opportunity isn’t as far-fetched as you think.
Nurses are always in demand no matter where you are. Even if you move to a different country in the future, nursing offers you skills that will help you find employment no matter where you are.
Below is an infographic that talks about nurse practitioners and their importance in the industry. Since it’s extremely time-consuming for doctors and physicians to see every patient, a lot of basic healthcare needs are now handled by nurse practitioners that are increasing the overall quality of care while decreasing costs.
Infographic by Bradley University
The benefits you offer as an employer do more than attract the right people to your business. They also help your employees prepare for the future, including any unexpected events that might occur in their lives. One of the most important benefits you can offer is a retirement plan.
However, many business owners and employees don’t think far enough ahead to take full advantage of them. If you run your own company, you’ll want to consider how you can encourage your personnel to participate in such a program. It can benefit their long-term financial health while also providing significant tax savings.
One of the best ways you can boost enrollment in your retirement plan is through education. Taking the time to teach your employees about the general concepts of investing and how it can work for them will demonstrate how and why they should participate. Offering this information in a variety of formats ensures that you’ll reach every segment of your workforce.
Having as many of your people in your retirement program as possible is good for you and for them. For some additional tips you can use to get more employees to sign up, take a look at the accompanying guide.
Guide created by Mowery & Schoenfeld
Perhaps you’re hitting your goals and meeting deadlines without any glaring issues or conflicts. When you look around your workplace, it may seem like everyone is as productive as they can be. But even when your team appears to be a well-oiled machine, there may be unsuspected glitches that could be gumming up the works.
You might think there’s no way your employees could get more done than they already are, but you could be wrong. Creating the most productive working environment means leaving no stone unturned and examining every detail, no matter how small.
For example, something as seemingly minor as climate control can have a significant impact on productivity. When employees aren’t comfortable, they often lose focus or feel the need to take frequent breaks. Ensuring the workplace temperature is between 70 and 73 degrees with an indoor humidity level of about 40% should keep your employees from sweating or shivering at their workstations.
Providing healthy snacks in the break room is another easy way to encourage your staff to give more of an effort. That’s because sugary processed foods can make people feel sluggish and tired, contributing to a midafternoon lull that may force them to play catch-up the next day.
It’s also important for managers to provide their staff members with all the tools they need to do their jobs effectively. This includes proper training programs to ensure they have the skills necessary to keep up with the demands of your customer base.
Even if you can’t see them, a number of problems could be keeping your office or facility from functioning at the highest possible level.
For seven effective tips you can use to improve employee productivity, check out this infographic:
Guide created by GoFog Inc.
Author bio: Eric Adamson is President of GoFog Inc., a leading provider of humidification systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, and currently focuses on designing fog-based cooling and humidification systems for commercial and industrial buildings.