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Top Ten Shipwrecks of Hiring Mistakes

By Mark Debinski, February 14, 2020

According to Mark Debinski of Bluewater Advisory, a consulting and recruiting firm specializing in talent management, “shipwrecks” are defined as employees who are bad hires. And they cost companies three to five times the salary of the employees who did not work out. Many business owners and human resource directors feel their recruiting jobs stop when the new employee starts. But if the hire is a “shipwreck” then job failure is a given. And then the hiring process will need to be repeated, with the company losing money and opportunity. Many times job failure is also directly linked to the lack of a well-thought out orientation and new hire training process...but that is commentary for another blog. For now, here is the list of the top 10 hiring mistakes:

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By Neil Baum, MD, February 13, 2020

General McArthur once said, “Old soldiers never retire, they just fade away.” Older physicians would like to stay connected to the practice of medicine, and if they have to fade away, they have as a goal to leave with their reputation intact.

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Attractive People Get Unfair Advantages at Work. Can Artificial Intelligence Help?

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, February 12, 2020

Broadly speaking, beauty bias concerns the favorable treatment that individuals receive when they are deemed more attractive, regardless of whether this happens consciously or unconsciously. Identifying this bias is surprisingly simple. But what does the science tell us?

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High-Deductible Plans Jeopardize Financial Health Of Patients And Rural Hospitals

By Markian Hawryluk, February 11, 2020

Kristie Flowers had been sick with the flu for four or five days in July before the 52-year-old registered nurse from Genoa, Colo., acknowledged she needed to go to the ER.

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