Tag Archives: compensation

Cheap Recognition is Worse Than No Recognition

Cheap Recognition is Worse Than No Recognition

Posted on29. Jul, 2011 by .

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Recognition programs are used by employers to drive performance and achieve certain goals that are important to the overall success of the organization. Done correctly, a well-defined recognition program can drive extra effort from employees who love recognition, and see it as a way to track their personal performance. Set a high watermark and watch […]

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How-When to Ask For a Salary Raise

How-When to Ask For a Salary Raise

Posted on20. Jul, 2011 by .

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Throughout your Healthcare IT career, you are definitely going to encounter a situation where you feel entitled to a salary raise but have not been offered one. Learning how and when to ask for a raise is the first step towards taking control of one’s future and career. Unfortunately in these tough economic times, raises […]

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It’s NOT All About the Money

It’s NOT All About the Money

Posted on08. Jul, 2011 by .

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Looking for a new job is truly a full – time endeavor. You need to focus and have clear goals as to what you are looking for. The culture, the people and the person you will be reporting to all matter – as does the role you will have. That being said, it’s amazing to […]

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Budget Bonuses: Shoe Money

Budget Bonuses: Shoe Money

Posted on21. Jun, 2011 by .

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A few days ago I talked to a great HCIT candidate we’d placed years ago, just to catch up. We chatted – did the small talk thing for awhile – and finally got the real reason for the call. I knew it would eventually come out and boy, did it. The conversation turned to compensation […]

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Can Being Happy At Your Job Be Bad For Your Career?

Can Being Happy At Your Job Be Bad For Your Career?

Posted on30. Mar, 2011 by .

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Can being happy at your job be bad for your career?  Well, that depends what your mindset is when you are happy with your job.  And for a good percentage of people, it definitely is. As I have discussed in past posts, there are certainly times when you are going to be in “good job mode” […]

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You Have an Offer: Now What?

You Have an Offer: Now What?

Posted on04. Nov, 2010 by .

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I’m  continually amazed – especially in a soft market – how some candidates respond to getting an offer and the back and forth that leads to either an acceptance or…well you know about the alternative :-). We try to coach candidates when an offer is made and prefer to outline the offer verbally before it gets memorialized in […]

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Trial Ballooning a Job Offer: A Lesson in Stupidity…

Trial Ballooning a Job Offer: A Lesson in Stupidity…

Posted on02. Aug, 2010 by .

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In search, one is focused on ONE GOAL, to find the best talent available in America in the shortest possible time frame. Hold that thought… for just a moment. Recently I was engaged in a search assignment (did I mention a VERY difficult search assignment? ~ didn’t think so). After weeks and weeks of working […]

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Healthcare IT Employers ~ Are You Hiring Talent or Filling a Job Opening? Part II

Healthcare IT Employers ~ Are You Hiring Talent or Filling a Job Opening? Part II

Posted on29. Jul, 2010 by .

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In Part 1 of this posting, I discussed how hiring managers who excel in attracting and landing top talent are always on the lookout for the ideal person who can step into one of their key roles regardless of whether there is a current opening. These hiring leaders are always working on their short list […]

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Don’t Play LIMBO With Job Offers – EVER!

Don’t Play LIMBO With Job Offers – EVER!

Posted on06. Jul, 2010 by .

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It’s very unfortunate. Companies make significant investments to find and locate the best talent they can find. Talent that can help the company grow revenues, develop new products or services, deploy and implement systems or provide a number of other very important roles for HCIT companies. It never ceases to amaze me that even though […]

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The Engagement of a Healthcare IT Job Seeker

The Engagement of a Healthcare IT Job Seeker

Posted on07. May, 2010 by .

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In last month’s “The Dating Game” blog, you learned about how the bachelorette was ‘courted’ for several weeks by so many suitors (recruiting agencies).  She narrowed her selections down to three choices, reviewed the feedback and evaluated her options. This month she made her choice!  She gave the selected suitor the red rose and he slipped a beautiful diamond engagement ring […]

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You Didn’t Say We Could Have a Real Pony!

You Didn’t Say We Could Have a Real Pony!

Posted on10. Mar, 2010 by .

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Welcome to my EMR Road Warrior (RW) Journal, read about experiences I have endured over these past six years as a traveling Certified Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Consultant.  OK, so you should be wondering what this blog title has to do with EMR RW Part One: Know Your Worth and Be Prepared. Let me explain, […]

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