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Russian Roulette In Executive Search

19 September, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
A major hospital is ready to make an offer to a prized senior leadership candidate. This is the candidate they want. The other finalist is impressive, but not a spot-on fit. Then the worst possible thing happens. Problems with the number one candidate’s background check. Two arrests. This prized leader was not forthcoming concerning serious issues in his background. How could this happen? How the recruitment pr Read more»

Let The Candidate Beware…

15 September, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
I just finished reviewing a Confidential Position Prospectus for a major southern California academic medical center. The search firm leading the assignment is one of the largest in the world. I was more than a little surprised. Read more»

When Young Came to Town….

11 September, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
His 550-bed teaching hospital and a 586 bed nursing home Erie County Medical Center and Erie County Home (ECMC) – recently separated from Erie County the result of a sale to a new created public benefit corporation – had no bank account and little cash. The heavily unionized workforce was not tuned in to accountability or the importance of productivity. Excessive benefits drove wage/salary and benefit costs to Read more»