Archive for December, 2015
Posted on31. Dec, 2015 by John Lynn.
2015 was a really tumultuous year for many in the healthcare IT market. That is especially true for healthcare IT consultants. I know many healthcare IT consulting companies that couldn’t make the switch from being EHR staff augmentation companies to truly being consultants. We saw signs of this issue early on in 2015 where many […]
Posted on29. Dec, 2015 by Erin Kennedy.
The kids are in their jammies, jumping up and down while screaming in delight, “Snow day! School’s closed! YAY!” The babysitter calls to say she can’t get out of her driveway. When you look outside, you don’t even want to attempt getting to work. This has been a regular thing at my house. The kids […]
Posted on24. Dec, 2015 by John Lynn.
It’s Christmas eve and so we’re off spending time with our family. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope that during this holiday season you’re spending time with those you love. We all need a break from the rigors of life. Be sure to take some time and enjoy the things that matter most […]
Posted on22. Dec, 2015 by Erin Kennedy.
Back in April of 2012, Wired magazine published an interesting article about Klout scores. Very interesting (and alarming in my opinion). For anyone who has never heard of Klout, It’s a measurement of your online presence and influence. While many are quick to dismiss it, many hiring managers are paying attention to these scores. When […]
Posted on17. Dec, 2015 by John Lynn.
As I’ve shopped for Christmas presents for my children, I’ve thought a lot about the various presents I buy my son versus my daughter. While we could write a whole essay on the differences between boys and girls and the way society influences them, I’ve wondered if I’ve edged the other way where my daughter […]
Posted on15. Dec, 2015 by Erin Kennedy.
Many people will be inclined to tell those who are pregnant to wait until after they have the baby before searching for a new healthcare IT job. This isn’t always possible due to financial circumstances. While it can be understandable that some employers are reluctant to hire someone who will likely be requesting maternity leave […]
Posted on10. Dec, 2015 by John Lynn.
There are a lot of hiring strategies out there. Although, one thing is absolutely clear in every company I’ve ever seen. Making sure you hire the right people for your organization is the single most important thing you can do to make your company successful. I came across a really simple quote for how to […]
Posted on08. Dec, 2015 by Erin Kennedy.
Your healthcare IT resume is valuable real estate. It needs to be kept as brief as possible while highlighting your past employment and skills in the best possible light. Therefore, it’s important to include the best of the best on your resume. While it is important to include as much positive information as possible, it […]
Posted on03. Dec, 2015 by John Lynn.
I was recently talking with the Chief Innovation Officer at a major hospital system. In our discussion we talked about how he’d grown his organization from 130 to 270 employees over the last year. At most hospitals, you probably want to keep your head count down, but when you’re working on innovation, it’s a great […]
Posted on01. Dec, 2015 by Erin Kennedy.
If you have recently completed military service and are looking for a new career, you might be surprised to find that your branch of the military has career resources and job search materials to help make your transition to civilian life easier. There are also many companies that specifically give hiring preferences to those individuals […]