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Why Do You Do Those Things For Clients?

4 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
I have several friends who work for national search firms – you know the names – The Largest in the World and Otherwise Known As We the People. We recently discussed what is happening in healthcare and our respective approaches to the executive search process. They both asked similar questions when I shared my approach: […] Read more»

Enhancing Executive Search:  What Do You Suggest?

10 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Earlier this week, I attended a meeting of fellow recruiters sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in Chicago to be updated on ACHE plans for the year and to discuss healthcare reform and how it is changing leadership competencies, job titles and scope of responsibility. My very talented colleagues zeroed in on […] Read more»

On Height, Wages and Selling Underwear

3 May, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Search firms and employers use all manner of talent acquisition systems, candidate screening techniques, behavioral science and even gimmicks with varying degrees of success to pick the right people to run businesses.  At JohnGSelf Associates, we rely on an adaptive variation of Bradford Smart’s Topgrading© candidate screening interview process, DiSC© behavior and values assessments, in-depth […] Read more»