• By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA | kbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com Right wrong or otherwise, we all make snap judgments when we meet new people. Last week I needed help from an airline gate agent and here’s what happened: I approached the counter ready to beg, cajole and flaunt my frequent flyer status as I wanted to get home on an earlier flight. As I approached the counter, the gate agent looked up immediately, smiled and asked how she could help in a warm and engaging way. She listened fully to my request and then said, “Let’s see what we can do to make that happen.” The interaction was all of three minutes and yet, it left me feeling positive, I know her name

    Feb 01,
  • By: Jeff Cowart, MAH | jcowart@barlowmccarthy.com The beginning of a new year, the launch of a new goal, a significant change in direction – all of these are opportunities for reflection on where we’ve been and where we’re going. Usually, this reflection is accompanied by resolutions, declarations of new direction, and a burst of new energy. Too often, however, this process quickly devolves into disruption at the hands of the mundane, the heavy tug of the status quo, and the loss of traction toward our new goals. Then the malaise and disappointment of failure starts to hover and nag. Why is this cycle so familiar? The truth is, the cycle has nothing to do with our good intentions nor our

    Jan 25,
  • By: Tony Barlow | tbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com The recruitment landscape is (and always has been) a bit of a moving target. For most recruiters there is a never-ending quest for the right candidates at the right time. Methods for sourcing candidates have been changing at a faster pace in recent years as technology has evolved. Tried and true methods of sourcing like cold calling, direct mail and job fairs continue to be productive if managed correctly. However, modern day methods like email, social media and digital job boards have taken a huge chunk of the market in recent years. In 2017 our team at Barlow/McCarthy intensified our use of email as a sourcing tool for our clients. WOW, were we impressed with

    Feb 21,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA | kbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com Welcome to B/Mc’s Monday Morning Minute, an audio message to jump start your week. The brief messages include reminders, new ideas and sometimes a little therapy to slide into the work week with ease. This week's topic is Attitude. Click the player below to listen:   If you are having trouble with the audio player you can download the audio file here: B/Mc Monday Morning Minute - February 19 2018 - Attitude. A large part of our mission at Barlow/McCarthy is helping you stay on top of your game with blogs, podcasts and education. In this vein we have created a selection of online courses at B/Mc Academy. Check out our Relations and Recruitment courses: www.bmcacademy.barlowmccarthy.com.  

    Feb 19,
  • By: Allison McCarthy, MBA | amccarthy@barlowmccarthy.com Valentine’s Day has come and gone – but it’s message reminds us that every day is an opportunity to express appreciation and gratitude to others. I don’t pretend that this is either comfortable or effortless.  It's easy to take things for granted.  Personally, I have to really work at it - so I welcome reminders like Valentine’s Day to trigger my awareness. Physician recruitment is such a “community” effort.  Success doesn’t come without the buy-in of others.  Reinforcing that by regularly extending our appreciation will go a long way in strengthening that support.   Here are a few ideas on how to do that. Write a note of thanks – including 2-3 examples of what

    Feb 15,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA | kbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com Welcome to B/Mc’s Monday Morning Minute, an audio message to jump start your week. The brief messages include reminders, new ideas and sometimes a little therapy to slide into the work week with ease. This week's topic is Leadership. Click the player below to listen:   If you are having trouble with the audio player you can download the audio file here: B/Mc Monday Morning Minute - February 12 2018 - Leadership. A large part of our mission at Barlow/McCarthy is helping you stay on top of your game with blogs, podcasts and education. In this vein we have created a selection of online courses at B/Mc Academy. Check out our Relations and Recruitment courses: www.bmcacademy.barlowmccarthy.com.  

    Feb 12,
  • By: Jeff Cowart, MAH | jcowart@barlowmccarthy.com The inflexibility and even arrogance of holding current position when evidence of threat or opportunity is substantial is perhaps the most common characteristic of failure for companies, products, leaders, causes, political candidates – or even business initiatives. Positioning is the concept that one’s business, or department, or product, or personal place is relative to variables in the environment. To know where we stand, we must honestly assess these variables that include economic, product, customer service, culture, ideology, and other such factors. Less enlightened leaders and individuals tend to isolate these factors from each other – create silos – and they assess position, performance and competitiveness out of context. Richard D’Aveni, the Bakala Professor of

    Feb 08,