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An Employee Engagement Turnaround Story

2 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
A wise and seasoned, if not a little cynical CEO I know, once described the payroll process at a former hospital as “distributing cash to zombies” or “paying people for something we are not getting.” In other words, paying employees just to show up. He also described that hospital’s payroll and benefit plan as the […] Read more»

11 Strategies For Executive Search 

6 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
When colleagues ask why we are pushing the envelope on how executive search should be done, the answer is really an easy one. Just because clients don’t ask for a new approach doesn’t mean recruiters shouldn’t explore better ways to help them meet their talent acquisition needs. At a time when many of our competitors […] Read more»

MUSICAL CHAIRS: Alternative Career Strategies for the Future

7 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Are you doing what you love to do?  Are you any good at it — are you in the top 10 percent performance-wise of hospital executives in the country? If you are not consistently a top performer, then prepare yourself for the probable bad news — your career will not go the way you envisioned […] Read more»