We see it on their name tags and office doors all the time: Dr. Blank, “M.D.” or “D.O.”, but what do they mean? M.D. stands for allopathic while D.O. means osteopathic, and many students entering medical school have trouble deciding which one they should study for. The traditional model school for M.D.’s contains a two year curriculum full of mainly just the basic sciences. After that, usually the student has to do two years of clinical clerkships. D.O. schools, on the other hand, focus more on the prevention side of medicine. They do take a lot of the same courses as M.D. students throughout med school, but they also learn a whole host of other techniques, including the philosophy of osteopathy. Osteopathy focuses more on the holistic approach of medicine and preventative measures. These types of courses show the students how certain ideas that are presented promote the more therapeutic ways of medicine to stop ailments and diseases from continuing to be a problem for their patients, or from ever happening to begin with. Deciding what school is best for you just depends on your personality and what you want to do every day after you graduate. Right now, osteopathic schools are opening up at a much faster rate than allopathic ones. Whichever one you decide on will be rewarding financially and spiritually, since, when it all boils down, your main goal as a doctor of any kind is to help patients to the best of your ability. But, it’s worth saying that job applicants at this time will probably find work faster if they studied in a D.O. program. Whatever choice you make won’t hinder you from applying for almost any residency program you choose in any specialty you pick. You’ll still be a customary physician, in the eyes of the public and new patients. But, like with any school, you may want to check up on the background of the institution. The type of doctor you want to be may not be the deciding factor in which direction you go. In the end, it may simply be a wonderful moment in the school’s history that you admire, or a well-known instructor that you seek advice from to use in your still developing medical career. Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Besides payroll, one of your organization’s largest spends is probably on technology. You spent thousands of dollars to implement your new ERP system. Years later you’re still using the same version with manual compliance-related workarounds. The ERP system needs to be kept current. What do you do?
As the business continued to grow, you struggled to make the ERP system work for you. There was no written documentation for the end-users, and you created manual workarounds. Training was done verbally so end-users weren’t trained consistently, and they ended up having a lot of dirty data. In the end, the business was expending extraordinary time and effort muscling to use the ERP system, and only getting a small fraction of value.
How did this situation happen? Individuals thought the small IT group should be responsible for all technology including the ERP system. So, the business wasn’t involved as much as it should have been.
ERP stands for enterprise resource planning—the entire enterprise should be involved including finance, information security, internal audit, regulatory compliance, and legal.
ERP System Responsibilities For Each Department
Although the ERP is a system (with a significant investment), the sole responsibility cannot be put on IT. Instead, the business needs to take the lead and own the system. The ERP consists of multiple modules and those “owner” departments have a vested interest to keep the system current and to maximize using the features and functionality.
IT is responsible for understanding how the system is intended to be used.
The business is responsible for deciding what to use.
One way to break out the responsibilities is as follows:
Departments “own” their respective modules (e.g. finance, human resources, operations), which includes the internal control system
If there isn’t a separate training department, then this responsibility reverts to the business.
In the end, the business has the most to gain (or lose) by utilizing the ERP to align with the business needs and growth. Similar to the idiom it takes a village, the entire enterprise should be involved to keep the ERP and other major systems current and maximize their use.
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Did your PTO request get denied? Due to restructurings, layoffs, and crunches, companies are now buckling down on employees and their PTO. Here's my concern...
Quitting isn't going to help your situation.
If you quit because your PTO request was denied, that will, in fact, hurt your chances of getting hired. And if the economy tanks, there will be fewer jobs, and then it's going to be a lot harder to get a reference or explain why you quit.
What You Should Do If Your PTO Request Is Denied
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When your PTO request is denied, you want to ask why.
- Why is this happening?
- What can I do to make this timeslot work?
- What would I have to do before or after?
- How can I get to the point where this could be approved?
Maybe your employer can't approve the entire time off that you're requesting, but they could approve part of it. Or maybe your boss is just worried about some coverage, but you could assist in getting that coverage. The goal is to try to work with them on that.
But if you don't get your requested PTO, I'd be really careful about taking that time off anyways or quitting, because it could hurt you and your career.
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