John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Asking the Tough Questions in the Recruiting Process

16 November, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Recruiting is not a one-way street.  No give and take, no tough challenging questions, and no candor and transparency, is a formula for a costly disaster in the waiting. Employers, their recruiters, and the candidates, all have a responsibility and duty to be completely transparent.  As I have written so often in the past, this […] Read more»

Recruiting Isn’t a One-Way Street

13 November, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
There is a cost — sometimes high, sometimes painful — for making bad career decisions. Consider these consequences: Inability to secure a new job because of a checkered resume Relegated to higher risk, lower tier organizations where you will earn less money and be more vulnerable to organizational dysfunction So lets go back to the […] Read more»

5 Questions Rural Hospitals Should Ask Their Recruiter

9 November, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
One of the most common mistakes hospital boards make in hiring a recruiter is a preference, or impression, that the size of the firm counts.  A big national firm, they reason, will have access to a broader array of candidates. That is not true.  Size has no bearing on access to candidates, especially the best […] Read more»