Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jackson Healthcare Is Named Among "Atlanta's Best Places to Work&quot

Jackson Healthcare Is Named Among "Atlanta's Best Places to Work"

Employee Survey Places Company Seventh in Atlanta Business Chronicle Competition

Alpharetta, Ga. (Vocus) October 30, 2008

Atlanta Business Chronicle has named Jackson Healthcare (JH) one of "Atlanta's Best Places to Work" for 2008, based on responses to an independent employee satisfaction survey. The healthcare staffing and technology company ranked seventh among 20 medium-size companies (101-500 employees), according to the weekly newspaper's September 26-October 2, 2008 issue.

The employee surveys were conducted for Atlanta Business Chronicle during the months of July and August by Quantum Market Research (QMR) of Wichita, Kansas. Ten large companies (501+ employees) and 20 small companies (10-100 employees) also made the list from among more than 300 companies applying.

"We are in the people business, and I recognize that our greatest assets walk out the door every evening," Jackson Healthcare Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Jackson said. "We try to recruit the best people and then create an environment that encourages associates to be the best that they can be, and so far that has worked well for us. In fact a significant number of our associates have been referred by other Jackson associates."

Atlanta Business Chronicle honored A+ Employer representatives with a breakfast in the Oceans Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium on Friday, September 26, 2008.

Making the List
Employees of nominated companies answered an online opinion survey conducted b QMR of Wichita, Kansas. To reach a 95-percent confidence level with a margin of error of plus or minus five percent, participating company employees had to respond in numbers proportional to their local employee base--from 85% of employees in companies of 50 employees or fewer to five percent of employees in companies with 5,000 or more employees. Fifty percent of employees in companies with 151 to 500 employees, including JH with approximately 400 Atlanta-based associates, had to log on and complete the survey for their employers to make the list.

Respondents answered questions covering 10 categories on a six-point scale from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree." JH scored highest in the areas of "Trust in Senior Leaders" (94%), "Trust in Co-Workers" (94%) and "Retention Risk" (93%).

About Jackson Healthcare
Founded by healthcare pioneer Richard L. Jackson, Jackson Healthcare addresses the two biggest challenges facing healthcare today: finding the right people and delivering the right information at the right time. The JH family of companies provides clinician staffing, anesthesia management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes and increase operational efficiency.

With over 400 associates in Alpharetta, Ga., and a total of 600 nationally, JH serves more than three million patients in some 1,000 hospitals each year. With a 53-percent compound annual growth rate between its founding in 2000 and year-end 2007, the company ranked seventh on Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Pacesetters" list of Atlanta's fastest-growing companies in 2007 and 2008. JH was ranked the 5th largest Healthcare Staffing Company by Staffing Industry Analyst Report in October, 2008. JH also was named to the Inc. 500 list in 2004; to the Inc. 5000 in 2007 and 2008; and as one of "Atlanta's Best Places to Work" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2007 and 2008. The firm's operating entities include: Jackson & Coker, Jackson Hospital Affiliates, Jackson Therapy Partners, LocumTenens. com, Parker Staffing Services, Patient Placement Systems, Premier Anesthesia, StatCom, and Travel Nurse Solutions.

Contact:
Bob Schlotman
(770) 643-5697
Info@jacksonhealthcare. com
Http://www. jacksonhealthcare. com

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Vent to College Students about Your Misery

Vent to College Students about Your Misery

Students Levi Blackman and Brandon Brady, residents of Denton, TX, have decided to take a bite out of the stress of others by starting their own stress relief service. For years these two friends have listened to others vent about how horrible their life is, and now they have decided to turn it into an occupation. In order to connect to everyone who needs it, they had decided to use the phone as their medium. With a listing through the website www. keen. com and 1-800-ASK-KEEN, Blackman and Brandon plan to sit around on the phone all day while playing video games, studying college text books, and changing peopleÂ’s lives, one at a time.

(PRWEB) September 28, 2004

Students Levi Blackman and Brandon Brady, residents of Denton, TX, have decided to take a bite out of the stress of others by starting their own stress relief service. For years these two friends have listened to others vent about how horrible their life is, and now they have decided to turn it into an occupation. In order to connect to everyone who needs it, they had decided to use the phone as their medium. With a listing through the website www. keen. com and 1-800-ASK-KEEN, Blackman and Brandon plan to sit around on the phone all day while playing video games, studying college text books, and changing peopleÂ’s lives, one at a time.

By signing up for an account with Keen, either through the website or over the phone, you can be connected to one of many different college students ready to hear your woes. You can call from almost any phone in the world and for a fee of $1.50 per minute vent to college students about your misery. Once on the phone you can just talk to the person who picked up, or ask for your personal favorite.

About the College Students

Levi Blackman - 19 year old studying News and Editorial Journalism at the University of North Texas. Likes computers, drums, girls, video games, stock market analysis, and food.

“I like to hang out with my friends in my small little apartment and talk about how our day was. I enjoy playing the drums, and I have started to learn the guitar. I dream of being a investigative journalist one day so that I can travel the world. I love music from bands like Modest Mouse, Radiohead, The Rapture, Sublime and many others. I like to write short stories, essays and columns, and run a web site called cricketsoda. com where I publish many of the things I write. I’m also interested in snow boarding, movies, computer science, and many more. Call me to know more!” - Blackman (09/09/2004)

Brandon Brady - 20 year old studying english and herbal research. Likes music, THC, TLC, TV, Acronyms, Chuck Palahniuk, House of Leaves, sex, and selling things for more than they are worth.

“I’m not actually studying English, and I do absolutely no kind of herbal research. Since however I live with college students, I lie to our peers so as to fit into the appropriate social standard. Despite my bohemian lifestyle, I am in all honesty much more intelligent, cocky, and charismatic than any of my friends listed around me. Music is good, and I plan towrite a book some day. Probably about people like you.”- Brady (09/14/2004)

Crissy Blah - 19 year old studying Film at the University of North Texas. Interests are music, movies, Brownsville, the border patrol, the beach, surfing, getting high and watching the sunset, and talking on the phone to really rad people. All my friends say I am super sexy. I am shy and can't wait to talk to you.

Michelle Mashburn – 20 year old studying Public Relations at the University of North Texas

Kayla Olson – 19 year old studying Theater at the University of North Texas

Vicky Riddle – 20 year old studying English at the University of North Texas

About Keen. com

For most of us, every day is filled with small moments when we need advice or information: "How can I prepare my taxes?" "How do I upgrade the memory on my computer?" "Is this relationship right for me?" Until now, getting the advice we needed was often a time-consuming challenge - when we could get it at all. But now there's Keen, offering live, immediate advice for everyday life by connecting customers and advisors. The Internet is a valuable research tool, but there's nothing more satisfying than getting information live from another person in a private one-on-one conversation.

That's where Keen comes in. Blackman and Brady for example, are prepared to give people their time on the phone, and help them work through their personal problems by letting them yell (vent).

"For years, friends and neighbors have been coming to use to vent their frustrations about life.” Blackman said. “It felt good to help people, so I decided I wanted to bring my help to the entire nation, and hopefully earn a little for my efforts.”

How Keen Works

Launched in November 1999, Keen has helped over 10 million members get advice easily through a website, www. keen. com, or by telephone, 1-800-ASK-KEEN. Once connected to Keen, members select the advisor who's right for them by browsing a directory of listings -- from dieting and relationship advice to computing and Internet help or counseling on life's everyday problems. Listings include the type of advice the advisor wishes to provide, his or her per-minute fee, and how Keen members have rated their calls with this advisor in the past.

Once they've chosen an advisor, members can simply click that person's "Call Now" icon and Keen will automatically connect the two parties for a live, anonymous phone call. People accessing Keen through 1-800-ASK-KEEN simply follow spoken prompts to choose an appropriate advisor. Advisors can also provide recorded or email advice to their customers; these other options also protect both the advisor's and the customer's anonymity. Keen offers a full money-back guarantee if customers aren't completely satisfied with their experience.

Keen Lets Consumers Build Businesses Online

Keen makes it easy to build your business as an advisor by creating a listing or listings that describe the knowledge you wish to share and giving advice to customers for a per-minute fee on topics ranging from personal advice to computers to taxes. Some of Keen's top advisors are now making over $2,000 per week!

There are three ways to make money on Keen:

•Live Advice - You can list yourself in as many areas as you like and set a per-minute fee for giving advice over the telephone. You keep 70% of the revenue from every call you take.

•Recorded Advice - You can record a message for regularly updated information such as ski conditions or horoscopes, as well as "evergreen" information such as health, fitness or tax advice.

•Paid Keen Mail - You can set a fee for written advice such as reports, financials or detailed instructions.

Keen is Private and "Customer Approved"

Keen maintains privacy and quality in two unique ways. Because Keen initiates the call to both parties, the privacy of both customers and advisors is completely protected, since no one's name, phone number, email address or any other personal information are ever revealed - not even on Caller I. D. devices. Keen employs a consumer-based rating system which lets customers rate advisors on the quality of the advice and information they provide. Advisors can also have their credentials verified by a third party, in order to assure potential customers that their academic degrees, professional licenses or employment history are valid.

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