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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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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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Addressing the other elephant in the hospital room: Our 2017 Industry Survey

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on Addressing the other elephant in the hospital room: Our 2017 Industry Survey

We recently conducted a national survey of more than 850 people who work at hospitals, in part to continue better understanding what candidates are concerned about or looking for in their health care careers. The questions focused on a variety of departments and positions ranging from C-suite, clinical administration and non-clinical administration to physicians and nurses and the results are both intriguing and troublesome. The results might make you ask “Who’s going to take care of me the next time I go to the hospital?” A lot of the knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry is...

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Who the heck is going to take care of me the next time I go to the hospital?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on Who the heck is going to take care of me the next time I go to the hospital?

A couple of weeks ago, we sent out roughly 12,000 survey requests for our first national survey of people who work at hospitals. It is part of our effort to continue to get better at understanding what people are concerned about or looking for in their health care careers. After all, it’s our job to know the candidates, right? Many of you received and completed the survey, so I wanted to make sure to say thanks for helping out. We have 850+ completed survey responses to date, with more still trickling in. Our survey focused on C-suite, clinical administration, non-clinical administration,...

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Why Hospital Talent Acquisition Is An Impossible Job

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in The LFT Blog | 1 comment

399 hours. That’s how many hours it took us to fill a recent search for a Director of Patient Care position, including sourcing, resume vetting, screening, interviewing, background checks and more. 13 total weeks from our signing the agreement to the candidate’s signing of her offer letter. A very typical search. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the data. DIRECTOR OF PATIENT CARE Number Of Possible Candidates Estimated Hours Required Research       Finding Candidates In LFT Database 1351 6   Posting On LFT Website 54 1   Networking With Previous LFT Placements For Ideas 37 37  ...

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