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Working With Recruiters: It’s About Building Your Network

6 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A common complaint among executives who have gotten the sack is that recruiters do not return phone calls even though the vast majority of the complainers have invested little or no time in developing a networking relationship with search executives. Search consultants do this work—day in, day out. Many of my colleagues just assume that […] Read more»

Doing a “Great Job” Isn’t Enough

15 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
One of the most commonly repeated complaints of top performing hospital CEOs:  How do some mediocre leaders land great jobs?  “I have done a great job – my board is happy, our balance sheet is in great shape, our community service and retained earnings are at all-time highs and the physicians keep telling me what […] Read more»

Retained vs. Contingency Recruiting: You Get What You Pay For

6 March, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
It’s a big world out there, so finding the right person for a healthcare job can be tough. Recruiters can help locate potential candidates for jobs ranging from supervisory roles up to chief executive officers. But proceed with caution: All recruiters are not created equal. Understanding the difference between contingency recruiters and retained recruiters can […] Read more»