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ASK THE RECRUITER: The Ethics of Calling Secondary References 

24 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Q:  During an interview with a recruiter I mentioned several people I had worked with in past jobs. I made reference to these colleagues in discussing my experience and accomplishments. As part of the search process, I provided the recruiter with three references he requested.  But later I found out he had also called those […] Read more»

5 Questions to Ask Your CEO Recruiter

6 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Every year, hundreds of hospitals recruit a new CEO. And every year, a surprisingly high number of the successful candidates fail to survive two years. Even more disturbing, many who do survive are marginal performers – they are not good enough to take the hospital to the next level of performance but they are not […] Read more»

The Importance Of An Organization’s Recruiting Brand

13 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
While some executives may poo poo the idea, there is no doubt that an organization’s recruiting brand — how they are perceived in the marketplace by the best talent — plays a huge role in their ability to hire and retain top performers. An org’s recruiting brand plays a huge role in their ability to […] Read more»