1. 70% of Nurses Report Burnout in Current Position

    The number of nursing jobs increased by 6 percent from 2012 to 2016 and is expected to increase an additional 7 percent from 3.6 million positions in 2017 to 3.9 million positions in 2021, according to a market analysis conducted by CareerBuilder. A survey involving more than 3,000 private sector …Read More

  2. Bullying Stops NOW!

    In the timeless Disney movie, Bambi, Thumper gives great advice. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Wouldn’t the world and our work environments be better places if we all heeded the wisdom of that wise little rabbit? I tried to ignore the problem of lateral viol…Read More

  3. New Chief Wellness Officer May Reduce Physician Burnout

    As healthcare organizations look for ways to reduce physician burnout, some are creating a new C-suite role: Chief Wellness Officer, hoping to achieve not only happier employees but also improved patient experience and outcomes. Physician burnout is at an all-time high. In a recent Medscape survey,…Read More

  4. Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation with SelfCare for HealthCare

    Nurses work tirelessly to meet patients’ needs, but for many, this comes at the cost of their own health. Nurses are more likely to be overweight, have higher levels of stress and get less sleep than the average American, according to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Health Risk Appraisal. T…Read More

  5. Working Overtime May be Bad for Your Health

    Working lots of overtime may be bad for you. New research suggests that women who clock 45 or more hours a week have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than those who work 35 to 40 hours weekly. The researchers aren't sure why extra work may boost diabetes risk, or why this link was only found in wome…Read More

  6. Social Connections and Reduced Stress

    Social connections are one of the greatest predictors of happiness and reduced stress. It can often be found that those who cope best are those who increase their social interactions in the middle of stress--which is often the opposite of what we actually do. Moreover, high levels of workplace stres…Read More

  7. Positive Work Environment

    Positive workplaces are incredibly important and are one of the most important factors for retention. This means more than just getting along with your co-workers. Creating a positive work environment can have numerous benefits, including better communication, better cooperation, and overall better …Read More

  8. Playfullness at Work

    Are you aware of all the benefits that playfulness has, or could have, in our lives? While there is much research showing these benefits in our personal lives, there has not been much attention given to the benefits of playfulness when it comes to organizations and workplaces. Playfulness in our wor…Read More

  9. Nurses in Poorer Health 71% More Likely for Medical Errors

    Years of research has shown that depression among registered nurses is extremely common. In fact, RNs suffer from depression at nearly twice the rate of people in other professions. Now, new research is linking this depression to a significant uptick in medical errors. The study, published in the…Read More

  10. Workplace Stress is Increasing

    Workplace pressure is increasing. According to this Business News Daily post, an Accountemps study revealed that more than half of U.S. workers say their work-related stress levels have increased over the last five years. This is particularly true of younger workers, who are 5% more prone to feelin…Read More