2022 Transplant Administrator Annual Salary Survey

  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nominal wages and salaries rose 5% in 2022 and median base salaries for healthcare executives increased by 4.5% based on data from consulting firm SullivanCotter. Employee turnover and retention is still the top concern at most healthcare organizations as employees re-evalaute their careers and work-life balance. TLI […]

Transplant Doctors

Current Trends in Transplant Recruitment

Today’s candidate driven recruitment market along with a talent shortage makes recruiting quite the challenge. In fact, a recent survey found that: 42% of employers are concerned that they will not be able to find the talent needed. Approximately 75% are failing to find suitable candidates. Passive candidates comprise 86% of all those available in […]

Cultural Fit-The TLI Model

Justin McLeod, Founder and CEO of Hinge states “I look for two things when I hire a new employee: ambition and humility. Without a proven track record of initiative and ambition, it’s likely the person becomes a drain rather than a contributor to the company — even the really smart, talented ones.” So what exactly […]

Hiring an Interim

“To Hire an Interim or Not Hire an Interim”, That is the Question

Have you experienced a sudden staffing crisis? Transplant programs, more than ever before, are experiencing staff vacancies, either due to staff turnover, retirement, mergers, or regulatory sanctions.  In many cases, a succession plan is not in place and the need is immediate.  The most obvious and cost-effective solution is for hospital leaders is to place […]

Five Tips to Move Your Career Forward

There are many articles and books written on career advancement, however, we thought we would write our version which applies specifically to the OPO and transplant community.  We are often asked by professionals in the field for advice on getting ahead and here are the top five tips we can offer: Network, network, network! So […]

How to Create a Knock-Out Resume

The importance of an eye-catching, well-written resume cannot be underestimated. First impressions count, and your resume is going to be your one and only chance to capture a potential employer’s attention.  It is estimated that the average employer only spends a few seconds scanning a resume, so it is very important to present yourself in […]

The Job Hunt Never Ends

Many professionals in today’s workforce believe that once you have landed the job, the job hunt ends. They can put away those resumes, forget about combing the advertisements and focus all their energies on learning their new position. However, those who do this may be at a professional disadvantage. You see, even when you are […]

Prepare for that Interview!

“Semper Paratus” is the motto of the United States Coast Guard-ALWAYS PREPARED.  That might well serve the interest of candidates about to interview for a position that is at least seemingly of great interest to them.  Much has been written about preparation for that important job interview.  Readers can check these vast resources and review […]

Social Media and the Job Candidate

Much has been written about the importance of social media.   Social media provides value, convenience, and efficiency for job-seekers and for employers. Less noticed is the importance of candidate’s managing social media to improve their position, or at least to reduce the risk of social media’s potential hazards to their career advancement.  And there are […]

“What’s in a Name?”

This query from Shakespeare raises an important question for hospitals as they recruit leaders for transplant. Accuracy is often lacking in the hospital’s taxonomy of management titles.  Titles often reflect an excessive preoccupation with “internal equity” in titling jobs, so that positions may “match” for internal purposes but fall short on many other criteria. Hospitals […]

Take that call!

A C-level executive was terminated after 28 years of progressive senior leadership positions in one of America’s leading tech companies.  As she left, she said her only regret was not taking phone calls from recruiters.  She had never taken their calls. She landed well and she landed high and her career has continued to prosper. […]

Problem Solution/Problem Avoidance

In considering candidates for a leadership position, an individual who has documented their success in solving major problems or issues frequently impresses employers.  We all recognize that problems occur in every enterprise and solving them is important. The ability to lead a team to tackle the issues in the healthcare environment is key for every leader. However, […]

Counter-offers-take it or leave it?

Counter-offers are “risky business” for any the job seeker. When an employer offers a new job to an applicant, the successful applicant usually submits their resignation and makes plans for their next career move.  However, some candidates may deliberately plan to use this new offer as a device to extract a counter offer from their […]