Sustaining Innovation vs. Disruptive Innovation

“Innovation is widely regarded as the single most important ingredient in today’s economy,” according to entrepreneur Faisal Hoque at Fast Company. Innovation not only impacts global economies and business models, but the quality of life of people. Innovation has changed the way people live, work and do business. Businesses can focus on two types of… Read more »

What Is Geriatric Nursing?

Geriatric nursing refers to the care of elderly patients. In this specialty, healthcare providers focus on issues that affect older individuals, such as Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis. The aging population is a leading reason for why registered nurses have such a strong job outlook. “Demand for healthcare services will increase because of the aging population,… Read more »

Comparing an International Business Degree and a Traditional MBA

In a traditional MBA program, students receive instruction in subjects like finance, economics, accounting, management, human resources, business ethics and organizational theory. The curriculum includes theoretical knowledge in these areas as well as how to apply the content in real-world situations. As a result, the traditional MBA provides a solid foundation for a successful business… Read more »

What Does a Telephone Triage Nurse Do?

In a desire to reduce costs and more easily treat a larger number of patients, healthcare providers are increasingly turning to telehealth as a solution. In 2012, an estimated 227,400 patients sought telehealth services; that number is expected to grow to 1.3 million this year. While part of this dramatic increase is about cost-savings, there… Read more »

10 Employee Engagement Ideas That Work

According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 51 percent of employees are either actively searching for new jobs or keeping an eye on job openings. This likely has something to do with the fact that only a third of American employees are engaged by their work, and only a fifth feel that they’re managed in a… Read more »

Recognizing and Addressing Structural Violence

Because direct, physical violence is easy to see and recognize, it gets significant attention from both law enforcement and the news media. A violent crime, such as an assault or murder, is a discrete event that can be handled in a number of ways. Structural violence, on the other hand, is often invisible and challenging… Read more »

Removing the Blindfold: Ethics in Criminal Justice

Those who work in criminal justice have a difficult job, and that job has become more difficult. A recent Pew Research Center poll found that, while 31 percent of police officers see their primary role as that of a protector, only about 16 percent of the public has that view. At the same time, while… Read more »

Social Stratification: Inequality and the U.S. Criminal Justice System

The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. At the end of 2015, around 6.7 million individuals were under the supervision of U.S. adult correctional systems. While this number is lower than past years, prisoners in the United States still make up around 22 percent of the world’s prisoners, despite… Read more »

5 Characteristics of High Performance Culture

It’s no secret that motivation is important to doing good work. “Company culture” has become a popular term among corporate leaders; more and more companies are focusing on creating a culture that fosters motivation in their workforce. This is more than a simple fad: According to the Harvard Business Review (HBR), “Why we work determines… Read more »

Choosing a Human Resources Career Path

Human resources departments serve a vital role in corporations, ensuring that recruiting, pay, benefits, employee relations and other important functions of the company are taken care of. With the rise of data science and the corporate world’s increasing focus on diversity in hiring, new challenges face human resources departments every day. These new challenges require… Read more »