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The Buyer and the Recruiter

30 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
What is the difference between a recruiter who asks questions to gain information and a  recruiter who does the homework and then asks questions to gain understanding? It is about the same as the consumer who buys what he or she likes versus the corporate buyer who stocks the store with merchandise that others will […] Read more»

Why We Make Hiring Mistakes

13 December, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Please enjoy this post from December 2012 and share your hiring and interview tips in the comments. A CEO I knew, who was a Chief Operating Officer of a small academic medical center, once bragged that he interviewed every new hire for his organization.  He called this his Southwest (Airlines) approach, to ensure that everyone […] Read more»

Recruitment: Hoping For The Best Is A Dirty Little Secret

14 August, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Recruiting a key executive, outlining client expectations, pushing him or her through new employee orientation, and then hoping for the best. The results are usually mixed and mixed is not an outcome hospitals can afford in this challenging economic R&R environment – reform and reduction. Given the cost of recruiting an executive – whether internally or […] Read more»