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

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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»

Less Money, Higher Expectations

21 September, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
The harsh reality in healthcare is that providers must meet higher expectations for quality of care and enhanced patient safety all within the framework of lower costs, our new holy grail. This points to a need to shift in the way we execute our talent acquisition programs.  We need to hold our recruiters accountable for […] Read more»

What Message Are You Sending With Your Performance Rewards? 

16 September, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
When I was asking a prospective hospital CEO candidate questions about quality of care and patient safety, what he had personally done to advance those initiatives, I began to sense a rising level of — let’s call it annoyance trending toward frustration. Finally he blurted out, “What does this have to do with my ability […] Read more»