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Press 1 For English

22 August, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
BUFFALO, New York – We hear about the graying of America. For healthcare providers, that poses formidable challenges. As baby boomers reach retirement/Medicare age, the financial crisis we are seeing today will only intensify. With continuing cuts in government spending, hospitals will be faced with doing more with less. So what else is new? An immigration flood – some illegal, most not. Read more»

BIG IDEA: Secondary References Can Be Dangerous

27 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
As soon as you give up the name of a former colleague to an interviewer, you have just provided a Secondary Reference. If this person does not remember you, or if they did not think highly of you, may have opened a whole can of worms that could kill your chances of employment. Read more»

Succession Planning: Two Perspectives

2 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
There are two points of view on the merits of this concept: good and horrible. Supporters, who tout succession planning, often include a cadre of the usual suspects -- executive search consultants and leadership gurus who will profit from this initiative. Certainly there are governing boards and CEOs, primarily at the larger health systems and hospitals, which spend considerable time discussing this topic. The detr Read more»