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  • The No-Stress Formula to Successful Hiring Image

    articleJan 25, 2016 | 2 min. read

    The No-Stress Formula to Successful Hiring

    Does the pressure of filling an open job position have you sweating bullets? Matching a candidate’s skills and abilities to a particular role is no easy feat, but my hiring process strategy can help you shed some of the stress. Physical therapists have a process for just about everything—except hiring. And not having a comprehensive hiring process can be costly for your practice—not only in terms of money, but also with respect to morale. After all, there’s …

  • How to Attract Top Talent to Your Practice Image

    articleJan 22, 2016 | 2 min. read

    How to Attract Top Talent to Your Practice

    Every practice owner wants to hire the crème de la crème. Here’s how to get quality job candidates knocking on your door. Wouldn’t it be great to get the highest-quality job candidates lining up to work at your practice? Well, with a few tweaks to your strategy, that dream might not be that far from reality. It all has to do with curb appeal—that is, how you present your practice to potential candidates. Most companies offer competitive …

  • Physical Therapist Salary Guide Image

    downloadJan 22, 2016

    Physical Therapist Salary Guide

    Whether you’re exploring career options or negotiating a raise, it pays to know the facts. Sure, there’s a lot more to any job than salary alone—and you probably didn’t get into the physical therapy field for the money, anyway. Still, you deserve to know what you’re worth. Enter your email address below, and we'll send you a downloadable copy of our PT Salary Guide.

  • How to Hire for Fit Image

    articleJan 21, 2016 | 2 min. read

    How to Hire for Fit

    How can you find those elusive job candidates who truly are the right fit for your practice? When it comes to building a successful PT practice, hiring good employees isn’t just important; it’s essential. But finding the right candidate for each job often is one of the biggest challenges practice owners face. Why is it so difficult to find someone who’s the right fit? Many times, it’s because finding the perfect person for the job means looking …

  • 4 More Things PTs Must Do to Take Over the World (as Told at the 9th Annual Graham Sessions) Image

    articleJan 20, 2016 | 11 min. read

    4 More Things PTs Must Do to Take Over the World (as Told at the 9th Annual Graham Sessions)

    In part one of my two-part recap of the 2016 Graham Sessions, I divulged the first half of my recipe for PTs to take over the world—and, in the process, made everyone really, really hungry for roasted marshmallows. To continue with the s’more theme, if yesterday’s post was the top graham and the warm, gooey, slightly charred ’mallow, then today’s article is the bottom cracker and the smooth, melty chocolate. (Yep, that’s drool on your keyboard, isn’t …

  • 5 Things PTs Must Do to Take Over the World (as Told at the 9th Annual Graham Sessions) Image

    articleJan 19, 2016 | 12 min. read

    5 Things PTs Must Do to Take Over the World (as Told at the 9th Annual Graham Sessions)

    To most people, Graham Sessions probably sound like something that would take place next to a crackling campfire—with a bag of jumbo Jet-Puffed marshmallows, a bar of creamy Hershey’s milk chocolate, and a box of crisp Honey Maids. When I attended my first Graham Sessions last year , I was initially disappointed to discover that this beloved annual event had nothing to do with s’mores. What I soon realized, though, is that this forum—often touted as a …

  • Physical Therapy Career Growth Opportunities Image

    articleJan 18, 2016 | 4 min. read

    Physical Therapy Career Growth Opportunities

    According to Forbes, physical therapist is one of the top ten toughest jobs to fill in 2016. Additionally, this Monster article states that physical therapy industry “jobs are projected to grow at 36 percent through the year 2022, significantly above the national average.” And thanks to direct access , physical therapists have more opportunities than ever. This is all great news for DPT students who graduate this year, but it also might be a bit overwhelming. With …

  • The Legality of Performance-Based Employee Incentive Programs in Rehab Therapy Practices Image

    articleJan 14, 2016 | 3 min. read

    The Legality of Performance-Based Employee Incentive Programs in Rehab Therapy Practices

    The concept of pay-for-performance (PFP)—that is, the idea that an individual receives payment based on what he or she produces—seems very American to me and is certainly part of our capitalistic society. To use a sports analogy, a professional athlete who is one of the top performers in his or her sport commands higher compensation than an average or poor performer. So, why would therapy practice owners, directors, and executives not consider offering salary/compensation rates based on …

  • 5 Common Performance Review Methods Image

    articleJan 13, 2016 | 4 min. read

    5 Common Performance Review Methods

    In her Founder Letter this month, Dr. Heidi Jannenga talked about reviewing work performance and providing feedback to the staff in your rehab therapy clinic, stressing the importance of creating consistent and fair performance reviews. While rounds of applause and pats on the back are great, they can’t compete with detailed and data-based evaluations. But if you’ve never provided your staff with formal performance reviews, you may not know your options for doing so. To give you …

  • Managing and Motivating Underperformers in 3 Easy Steps Image

    articleJan 12, 2016 | 5 min. read

    Managing and Motivating Underperformers in 3 Easy Steps

    As a manager, you face a unique set of challenges in the workplace. You have a hectic schedule, a never-ending task list, and a constant shortage of time—and on top of all that, you have to keep track of your entire team’s workload. Plus, you’re responsible for fostering career advancement, monitoring performance, and providing meaningful feedback for your employees in both good times and bad. Ultimately, your success as manager hinges on your ability to deal with …

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