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 […]

Transplant Administrator Compensation and Trends

TLI recognizes the need for relevant and up-to-date compensation information in the field of transplantation.  Historically, for hospital personnel, this information has been non-existent or difficult to find.  Many hospital compensation and human resources professionals rely on compensation data from large human resource firms and specialists.  These companies do not have any data that is transplant […]

“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 […]

What is a Passive Candidate?

Passive candidates have always been highly coveted by hiring organizations and recruiters.  But what is a passive candidate?  To put it simply, it is someone who is currently employed who is doing well, prospering and not necessarily looking for a job.  In contrast, an active candidate is actively seeking a new position.  In fact, they […]

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 […]

Compensation Data for Transplant Administrators-Back by Popular Demand!

TLI provides our exclusive search clients with real-time compensation data from recent placements.  We recognize the need for relevant and up-to-date compensation information in the field of transplantation.  Historically, for hospital personnel, this information has been non-existent or difficult to find.  Many hospital compensation and human resources professionals rely on compensation data from large human resource […]

“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, […]

Are Your References Holding You Back?

Have you ever been in the job market, but have not landed a job despite your excellent credentials? Have you been invited for interviews and seem like a perfect fit, but the offer never comes? You even may have been assured that the job is virtually yours and that completing the hiring process is a […]

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 […]

The Secret’s out!

Every now and then, contemporary social trends catch up with our institutional practices and we realize that “keeping up” is hard to do.  One example of such “catch-up” deals with compensation.  TLI frequently receives inquiries about compensation from transplant practitioners and professionals. Usually this information is used to advocate for more compensation. In transplant, it is […]

Only RN’s Need Apply?

In our search practice, we have noticed some indications of what may prove to be a trend with great significance in the field of transplant administration. In the beginning, most transplant administration tasks were managed by nursing personnel.  As the field of transplantation grew, transplant administrators were hired with management education and experience but without […]

Hiring the Best

In recruitment, the question often arises about whether an internal candidate should be preferred over an external candidate.  In truth, qualified candidates-internal and external –should be considered and compared equally, at the same time.  Failure to include qualified internal candidates creates many problems for the hiring manager and those problems can persist for years throughout […]