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Why Ask Why?

7 March, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Why ask the “why” questions? The easiest part of the executive recruiting process, candidate screening, is determining whether the applicants are qualified or not.  That is a task typically performed by researchers or junior recruiters, comparing candidate resumes against the client’s selection criteria. It is the rare exception that a clearly unqualified candidate gets hired, […] Read more»

RURAL HOSPITAL CEOs: Community Involvement 

17 February, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Dan is a talented CEO.  His specialization is in the rural community hospital segment.  He has enjoyed success but his average tenure has been less than four years.  Over the last 10 years, he has held 4 different jobs. Dan believes the frequency of his turnovers is because he has not […] 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»