Is your Salary Good? 5 Top Salary Calculators-

Everybody at some point in time will wonder if their salary is fair. Fortunately, there are a range of good quality salary calculators on the web which enable you to find out, we have summarized these for you.


This is one of the most powerful free salary calculators on the market and is suitable for use for employees, recruiters and reward professionals.

2.) provide a free salary calculator on their site which is suitable for job seekers and HR professionals. It is powered by


Another excellent salary calculator suitable for all types of users. It enables you to assess your worth based on multiple criteria, including state, job title, and job grade, providing a reliable average salary calculation.


This is powered by so offers similar levels of functionality and reliability. However, monster offer an additional premium tool, which provides a more personalized analysis, that will produce a more robust and reliable salary calculation – rendering it a much more powerful negotiating tool.

5 Electronic Medical Records Company Collaborate- HIMSS13

If there was a shorter-than-usual list of government stories this year at HIMSS, vendor news more than made up for that.

The big news: A group of competing electronic health record vendors agreed to work together to promote data exchange standards across their systems–and welcome all other EMR vendors to join them.

The companies–Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth and Greenway Medical Technologies–announced they have formed a nonprofit organization called the CommonWell Health Alliance to facilitate data exchange.

Noticeably absent from the unveiling was EMR giant Epic–but harsh words soon followed. Epic CEO Judy Faulkner said her company had not been asked to participate and that the collaboration appears to be an attempt to compete with her Verona, Wis.-based company.

“It appears on the surface to be used as a competitive weapon and that’s just wrong,” Faulkner told Bloomberg. “It’s wrong for the country.”

Epic’s Chief Operating Officer Carl Dvorak called CommonWell a “marketing opportunity” and added that Epic won’t likely join the alliance and called for a national standard.

By Gienna Shaw
of FierceHealthIT

Are you working with a Slacker?

Interesting Article;
By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles TimesNovember 10, 2012

Slacker employees don’t pull their weight. But they do a great job attaching it to their bosses.

Managers spend nearly 17% of their working hours dealing with poor performers, according to a report from staffing firm Robert Half International. That’s basically a full day a week that could have been spent being productive.

And sucking up supervisors’ time isn’t the only downside to subpar workers, according to the report. Of the more than 1,400 chief financial officers interviewed by Robert Half, 95% said laggards can bring down office spirits.

“Bad hires are costly, not just for the drain they place on the budget but also in terms of lost morale, productivity and time,” Max Messmer, chief executive of Robert Half, said in a statement.

They’re like the human embodiment of a holiday or March Madness, except not nearly as enjoyable. During such periods, productivity slumps as workers become more distracted and take more time off, according to consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

So, how best to avoid bringing aboard Peter Gibbons, the disgruntled programmer made famous from the movie “Office Space”?

First, managers shouldn’t try to lone-wolf the hiring process, according to Robert Half. Instead of relying solely on their own instincts, they should ask employees what they’re looking for in a teammate.

And supervisors should extend an offer immediately after making a hiring decision to avoid losing promising workers to competitors, according to the report.

Finally, lowball salaries won’t get a good worker, according to the study, which reasons that if a company pays employees what they deserve, they’re more likely to want to work harder.


I started my recruiting career in 1989. Worked for a large, Cleveland area firm before starting my own firm; The North Peak Group in 1993.
BSBA-’85 from Ohio State University
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