My Thoughts about Change

The last few months have been terrible affirmation that change is inevitable. We all need to deal with the new normal – where the only unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.

Either we adapt to change, or we get left behind. COVID-19 has forced us all to change the way we do things. Not much looks the same as it did pre-pandemic.

We socialize remotely. We educate our kids at home. We shop online. Doctor appointments are now telehealth visits.

Everything has changed. Changed utterly.

And, of course, we are working differently. Many of us have bid farewell to long commutes, replaced by a stroll down the hallway to our home office, if we are lucky enough to have one. Or hiding from our kids with a laptop in the basement. Whatever works.

I realize that my team and I can’t keep marching on, doing business the way we’ve done it for 20 years – that model just isn’t going to work any longer.

HR departments have different priorities than they did only six months ago. Filling new positions isn’t at the top of their ‘to do’ list. Compliance with new health standards and guidelines is at the top of that list. Then there are Medical Leave situations, furloughs, and salary reductions.

The fact is, though, that there’s an increasing number of open positions – and more on the way as people reach the ‘burn out/need a break level’ after months of long hours providing care and then dealing with the resulting stress and exhaustion.

At Bobbie Stone International, we recognize that change is inevitable. We also believe that growth and progression is a choice. We’re committed to both for our clients, candidates and the BSI Team.




“No Ask” – Not So Simple

I had the opportunity to talk with a Medical Center’s Director of Corporate Compliance about “No Ask”. Healthcare organizations have on-staff HR professionals who keep close track of “No Ask” developments – and what’s necessary to be in compliance.

I just want to share my thoughts, starting with some background information.

For many years, the federal government and most states have prohibited employers from discriminating on the basis of gender in the payment of wages. Those prohibitions are usually referred to as “Pay Equity” or “Equal Pay” laws.

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I recently met with a Health System HR Director and we talked about effective leadership. We agreed that successful leaders in any industry strategize and plan ahead, motivate their people to accept and buy into needed change, and initiate the steps to achieve it.

We also discussed the unique combination of core competencies that healthcare industry leaders possess. Here’s what I came away with from our conversation.

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