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4 Ways to Reduce Bias in Your Hiring Process

Let’s face it — your behavioral health team isn’t as diverse as you’d like. This of course, wasn’t intentional, but you know it all leads back to unconscious bias in your hiring process.    You have an open position on your staff right now, but before working to fill it, you want to level the playing field, so […]

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The right person for the job isn’t always actively pursuing new opportunities. Since they’re not combing through employment listings, you have to get creative to connect with them — but they’re worth the extra time and effort.  If you feel like the candidates you’ve been vetting aren’t the best fit for your behavioral health team, it’s time to change your hiring strategy. Finding ways to get […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily changed many aspects of life, including the manner in which mental health care is delivered. Since seeing patients in person has come with serious risks for nearly a year, your practice has probably shifted largely or entirely online.  According to a survey conducted by the American Psychiatric Association, 64% of mental health practices were not […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic turned 2020 upside down — and the behavioral health field wasn’t spared. Practices considered industry-standard a year ago have now been replaced with a new normal as both patients and providers work to adjust.   Thankfully, major strides have been made since the crisis first started, but it took a lot of hard work from everyone involved. Here’s a […]

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No doubt about it, this has been a very strange year. The COVID-19 crisis almost certainly changed the way your behavioral health team functions — and unfortunately, an end to the pandemic isn’t currently in sight. You know this year was rough for your employees, so you want to do what you can to prepare them for 2021, and anything it might bring.  Planning for […]

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It’s been a difficult year, so it might seem like it’s been a long time coming, but the holiday season is finally around the corner. Your staff has endured a lot in the past year, so lift their spirits by doing something special to show your appreciation.  No doubt, this holiday season will be unprecedented. […]

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Deciphering a Neutral Reference Check

After enduring several rounds of interviews and passing a background check, you think you’ve found your next great hire. However, you want to cover all the bases before making an offer.   A reference check is typically one of the last steps of the hiring process, but also one of the most important. Therefore, it can […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans jobless. In fact, the unemployment rate was a sky-high 10.2%, as of July 2020. This is terrible, and as a behavioral health employer, you wish you could help out by hiring en masse.  However, you only have a select number of positions available, and finding the right fit hasn’t gotten any easier. When you […]

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Are you thinking about becoming a behavioral health professional? The field is experiencing fast career growth, so there’s never been a better time to make the leap. In fact, employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors is expected to rise 22% from 2018 to 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  […]

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How to Learn from a Crisis

COVID-19 has almost definitely changed how your practice does business. Virtually overnight, the pandemic transformed the U.S. as we know it. Hopefully, your behavioral health team was able to transition to a remote setting, and if so, you’ve done a lot of learning over the past few months. No doubt, you’re eager to return to some semblance of […]

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