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How can labs thrive despite the staffing shortage?
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Training programs closing down. Baby boomers preparing to retire. Budgets being cut. Many signs point to the worrisome prospect that the staffing shortage labs have lived with for years has now become the new normal. But despite the lack of qualified workers, labs still have to get the job done and maintain quality testing. This dilemma has driven them to take up creative strategies to find, screen and retain employees as recruitment becomes more challenging. More

CLMA's BOK shapes ThinkLab '11
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Listen to this podcast to find out how CLMA's new Body of Knowledge for Medical Laboratory Management will shape this year's annual conference, ThinkLab '11 sponsored by Orchard Software. CLMA President Anne Pontius, CLMA President-elect Rod Forsman and CLMA Education Director Susan Farrell share their insight and excitement about this year's event! Read more.

3 leadership steps to defuse tense situations
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How do leaders maintain morale and momentum when members of their team are close to collapsing in frustration over the obstacles they face? Perhaps the issue is angry customers whose questions are hard to answer, or uncooperative peers from other groups who cause logjams and delay decisions. More

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Want a job site that's tailored to your needs?
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Check out the CLMA Career Center , built specifically for clinical laboratory management professionals and view or post jobs like this:
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    The Department of Clinical Pathology within the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute of Cleveland Clinic is seeking a full time CP or AP/CP (preferred) board certified pathologist with primary responsibility and medical oversight of satellite laboratories and pre-analytic services. Depending on interest and skills, the successful candidate may also serve as a consultant to the Cleveland Clinic community hospital clinical chemistry labs. The scope of this position requires strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Poll: Commuting impacts job satisfaction
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Commuting might not make you unwell but a new survey of U.S. employees showed that 4 percent, or 5 million people, have called in sick because they could not face the trek to work. The poll also revealed that 48 percent of people said commuting has a significant impact on their job satisfaction and 32 percent considered the commute when they chose their current job. More

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Clinical lab, government and hospital officials discuss past influenza seasons and predictions
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Life is unpredictable, and influenza is no different. With every new flu season, influenza virus presents unique challenges based on the strains circulating that year, time of circulation and a host of other factors. The 2009-2010 influenza season is a perfect example. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first recognized a new flu strain-influenza A H1N1, also known as "swine flu" because initial tests showed genetic similarities to the genes of North American swine, the agency immediately started work on a vaccine. More

Why having 'social skills' doesn't make you a better manager
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The concept of emotional intelligence-and whether women have more of it than men, and whether that makes them better leaders-has stirred up quite a debate. Now we've got some research from The University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and the University of Amsterdam that addresses the question behind much of the discussion: What's the relationship, if any, between emotional intelligence and character? Does having social skills mean you're a kinder, gentler manager or more effective one? More

Safe injection recommendations developed by public and private stakeholders to reduce infection risk
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Collaboration among stakeholders, adherence to clinical best practices, surveillance, innovative product designs and provider and patient education are all recommended solutions to eliminate the risk of infections from reuse of syringes and single dose vials and other unsafe injection practices. These safety recommendations were developed by nearly 200 stakeholders, including representatives from government, public health, clinicians, professional and accreditation organizations, product manufacturers and patients at an open meeting. More

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Motivating employees to stay healthy and safe
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The health and safety of all employees is undoubtedly a top priority for companies and human resource personnel alike. Healthy employees are more engaged and productive and have a higher morale. They are less likely to be absent from work and have a lower risk of on-site injuries. But are employees as concerned with their health and safety on the job as they are off of it? More

Top health IT official emphasizes balance of government, market forces
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The Obama administration's new top official for health information technology said that he hopes to minimize the government's role in getting doctors and hospitals to go paperless, but that some federal action is necessary. The administration over the past two years has provided billions of dollars in incentives for providers to switch to electronic records. More

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Managing quirky behavior in the workplace
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Most people know how to behave in the workplace, but there are always outliers who are aggressive or quirky, or who have never figured out the acceptable social norms. Here is some advice to help you navigate such situations. More
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