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Bryan Warren

Bryan is the former Director of Healthcare Solutions at Select International. He was responsible for developing and promoting tools and services designed specifically for the unique challenges faced by healthcare organizations.
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Interviewing in Healthcare is Different: 3 Reasons Why

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Healthcare staffing experts are now forced to re-think their approach. Finding the nurse, allied health professional or front line worker who has the right experiences or credentials isn’t enough anymore.

Here's an example: An oncology clinic needed a nurse. They were “lucky” enough to find a candidate with twenty years of experience running the practice of a retiring oncologist. They wouldn’t need to train an inexperienced nurse in complex chemotherapy regimens.


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6 Talent Strategies Used By Top Hospitals

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Successful organizations have teams that display certain behaviors. Organizations that are able to find, hire, develop and retain people who can perform, succeed. Those that don’t, struggle. It’s that simple. Talent wins.

We looked at hospitals that have made the most gains toward building a team ready to face the challenges. Here are the top six strategies we’ve seen:


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Five Recommendations to Improve the Physician Interview

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If you are recruiting physicians, the pervasive shortage makes it a seller’s market.  But that doesn’t mean you want to make an offer to every candidate.  In fact, we see more practices and health systems realizing that a bad hire can be a catastrophe.  If they have a few viable candidates, they want to pick the best one.  If it’s a really hard to fill spot, they want to get it right the first time.  Every physician is a big investment.  Think of the time and money you spend finding candidates, then vetting them, then investing in them before you realize it was a bad hire. 


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The Role of Adaptability in New Technology Adoption in Healthcare

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Does the traditional hospital, medical, and nursing culture stifle change?

It’s the age of smart phones and artificial intelligence. Data and technology are changing our world at an amazing pace. For those in healthcare, the pace of change probably feels difficult to manage, but, in reality, healthcare’s pace of technology adoption lags far behind other industries.


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Does Your Hiring System Work? 7 Key Performance Metrics

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If you believe that the quality of your team goes a long way toward deciding your level of success, you’ve probably asked yourself a few question:

  1. Are we hiring the right people?

  2. Are we hiring people equipped to do what we expect them to do?

  3. Are we as efficient and effective as we can be in choosing the right candidate?

  4. Are we hiring people who will stick around?


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Are More Hospitals Adopting Pre-Hire Personality Tests?

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According to Psychology Today, about 80% of Fortune 500 companies use personality tests to assess potential and current employees to make hiring, team building, and developmental decisions.


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HR's New Hot Topic: What is Grit and How Do You Measure It?

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I can always tell when a business book has become popular, because that book’s concepts start creeping into our client discussions. Recently, HR leaders have reached out because their leadership teams are laser-focused on hiring people with “grit.”

The 2016 book by Angela Duckworth - Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance, is making the rounds, as are her TED talks on the topic. Grit, as she describes it, makes sense. It fits with our model of what it takes to be successful. The question, though, is how does this concept fit into your talent strategies?


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5 Things to Know When Implementing Assessment Tools in Healthcare

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Healthcare organizations are looking for innovative solutions: New technologies, new care delivery models, and new approaches to talent. They are also looking to other industries – adopting lean or Toyota Production Systems, better decision-support systems, and more sophisticated revenue cycle approaches. Other industries have used behavioral assessments for decades. Surveys show that as many as 70% of companies now use behavioral and personality assessment tools in their hiring process. It’s become so ubiquitous that Time Magazine did a cover story on it.


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As Reimbursement Declines, What Leadership Qualities are Most Important?

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During discussions about the Affordable Care Act over the past few years, we’ve assumed that hospitals, generally, have supported the landmark healthcare reform legislation. The expansion of insurance coverage to more people, reduces the amount of uncompensated care.


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HR's Role in Improving the Patient Experience

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What really moves the patient satisfaction needle?

A nicer facility? It certainly can help. Concierge services? Also helpful. Good signage? Service programs, rounding, improving online resources, and easier scheduling? Yes, yes, yes, yes and, yes. And there are dozens of other strategies and tools that can improve the patient experience.

But, above all else, the primary driver of the patient experience are the dozens of interactions that patients and their families have with their healthcare providers. These interactions have a much larger impact than wide-screen TVs or a better cafeteria experience.


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