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When Interim Leaders Make Good Financial Sense

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in The LFT Blog | 1 comment

After 18 years as a hospital HR leader, I really do understand the intense financial and budgetary pressures leaders face today. Really tough staffing decisions, the kind that used to make me question my personal values, are made on a daily basis and leaders fear they will be labeled ineffective by asking for budgeted resources. Personally, I used to always err on the side of the team, sacrificing my too limited budget dollars for the greater good, but have learned the hard way that there are times when you need to be upfront and realistic about the true cost of unfilled positions. Times...

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NO DEVIATION

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on NO DEVIATION

We talk about deviation – or should I say NO DEVIATION – a great deal at LFT.  Our search process is a little different from others in our field, both because we offer interim staffing solutions (which typically requires incredibly rapid turnaround and, therefore, a very buttoned up process) and because we go to great lengths to understand both our clients’ needs and our candidates’ capabilities.  For both interim and perm, it is a very “high touch” process where we work hard to stay connected with talented candidates, both long before and after any actual search. A little snapshot into our...

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Pizza Friday

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on Pizza Friday

When I first arrived at LFT three summers ago, I bought pizza for the team one Friday for lunch (big spender!) and said they could use the time together to ask any questions that they wanted about the company but were afraid to ask. Pizza Friday has evolved since then in a number of ways. First, it happens every Friday now (I’m pretty certain I had no say in that). Second, we now tend to eat healthier food (except when baseball season opens, in which case we eat hot dogs and Dairy Queen). And third, the number of people at lunch continues to grow. Growth is definitely fun. Challenging but...

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Hospital Staff Hiring & Turnover (May 2017)

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Surveys | Comments Off on Hospital Staff Hiring & Turnover (May 2017)

Survey Results: THE OTHER ELEPHANT IN THE HOSPITAL ROOM Media: Becker’s Hospital Review: Hospitals face unprecedented turnover, attrition rates: 4 survey findings Healthcare Dive: Study finds ‘serious staffing concerns’ for hospitals FierceHealthcare: Hospitals nationwide face unprecedented turnover, report says Managed Care: Survey: U.S. Hospitals Face Unprecedented Turnover and Shrinking Talent Pool Cambridge Management Group: Grim report on hospital job turnover,...

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LFT Survey: Hospital Staff Turnover & Hiring Report – A MUST READ!!!

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on LFT Survey: Hospital Staff Turnover & Hiring Report – A MUST READ!!!

A few days ago, we released the results from 852 surveys completed by C-suite leaders, clinical administrators, non-clinical administrators, physicians, and nurses from hospitals and ambulatory organizations across the country.  Titled THE OTHER ELEPHANT IN THE HOSPITAL ROOM, the survey captures the human capital challenges that these organizations are facing.  I found the results to be nothing short of stunning.  We all know the staffing challenges that the industry, as a whole, is confronting.  What this new data shows is that the issues are far more severe than we expected. A few...

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