Corporate Contractors - Fall 2019 Newsletter

Millennials Take Charge Of Their Healthcare Millennials and Gen Xers take their health seriously, but they don’t rely on the same tactics their elders have used over the years. The Forbes Magazine website shares how this generation handles healthcare its own way: • They want digital access to healthcare services. With their smartphones and tablets, millennials want to take advantage of patient portals and video chats instead of in-person visits to the doctor. They’d also like a digital app to book appointments, review their health records and manage preventive care. • They seek information from more than doctors. They’re more likely to seek medical advice online than to rely on doctors for all their health information. One survey found that only 41% trust physicians as the best source of medical advice. • They want to orchestrate their own care. Only 67% of millennials have a primary care provider, compared with 85% of baby boomers. Instead of waiting days or weeks to see a doctor, about one-third go to retail clinics. They’re also more likely to make their own medical decisions rather than depending on their doctor as their sole source of counsel. Self-Managers Wanted: Here’s What To Look For When Hiring The “perfect” employee isn’t one who does whatever you say, but someone who knows what to do without having to be told. It’s someone who performs the job without constant prodding, someone who can manage himself or herself with a minimum of interference from you. Here’s what to look for in a self-managing employee: • Goals. Look for people who set their own objectives and push themselves to achieve them. Instead of accomplishing the bare minimum, they stretch to do a little bit more, or a little bit better, without anyone else telling them to. • Guidance. An effective self-manager doesn’t pretend to know everything. The people you want aren’t afraid to ask for advice or assistance, or to seek someone else’s opinion when necessary. • Creativity. Pay attention to employees who are willing to suggest and try different solutions, who think about old problems in new ways and aren’t afraid to risk making a mistake or two. • Self-improvement. Does an employee take the initiative in learning a skill? You want employees who don’t wait for you to send them to a training seminar, but who identify gaps, or things they’d like to learn, and take steps on their own to move forward. • Challenge. Look at employees who seek out bigger projects, more responsibility, or a way to contribute more. The desire to grow is a valuable characteristic to nurture and reward. Did You Know? The scientific term for brain freeze is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia . The only letters that don’t appear on the periodic table of elements are J and Q. 75% of the world’s diet is produced from just 12 plant species and five animal species. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Turns out, it’s around 700 pounds. If you heat up a magnet, it will lose its magnetism. There are only two countries in the world that have the color purple in their flags: Nicaragua and Dominica. A bolt of lightning can reach 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s five times hotter than the surface of the sun, which is 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit. The quietest room in the world, located in Minnesota, is measured in negative decibels. It’s so quiet that you can hear your own heartbeat and your bones moving. Starfish don’t have blood. Rather, they circulate nutrients by using seawater in their vascular system. —from The Fact Site “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” —Ray Goforth