18 results for tag: WittKieffer


Get What You Deserve: Steps Toward Equitable Pay

Women and people of color have made strides toward pay equity in leadership roles, but more progress is needed. While some employers believe that pay imbalances will sort themselves out as more women and underrepresented groups ascend to top executive ...
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Leaving the Ladder: Rethinking the Traditional Healthcare Career Path

Between a global pandemic, social change, and the proliferation of mergers and acquisitions, executives are rethinking the traditional path of career advancement. Moving slowly but steadily up the ladder has gone out of fashion. The Bureau of Labor ...
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Are We Talking too Much in Video Interviews?

Prolix is a great word. It's one of those words that you never hear used, and yet it is so apt in so many circumstances in higher education. It means using too many words to tedious effect. In my work as an executive search consultant, I encounter the ...
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Selecting a Search Committee

Search committees carry a sacred duty to identify, evaluate and help select an institution's leaders. The process of assembling each committee, therefore, should be done with seriousness and intentionality. From the composition of the members to the clarity ...
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Profiling a New Executive Role: VP for Accountable Communities

As population health and value-based healthcare models have gained traction, there has been a realization in the healthcare field that a more community-based approach to healthcare could not only help to control and reduce the cost of care, but could also ...
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What Governing Boards Need Next

COVID-19 and the recent social unrest and protests in the U.S. caught boards of directors by surprise just as much as it did CEOs and their executive teams. The challenge for boards has become supporting management’s ability to cope and address these issues ...
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Building Your Executive Brand

Frequently, when I speak with younger executives about advancing their careers, we inevitably discuss their career aspirations and the importance of a strong personal brand. Senior executives and CEOs, too, must be conscious of their brands. A strong, ...
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When to Consider a More Nimble Search

Colleges and universities are known for their love of traditions, whether school songs, commencement robes, or Friday night bonfires. There are times, however, when it makes sense to change some of those traditions and do things a new way. This thinking can ...
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The Role of CIOs in Building Diversity

WittKieffer recently conducted a targeted survey of members of CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives), taking the pulse of healthcare CIOs regarding diversity and inclusion efforts in their teams and organizations. In all, 55 CHIME ...
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Reducing Risk in Executive Hiring

In challenging times like today, it is even more critical to hire the right leaders. Yet if they're being honest, most hiring managers will tell you that they "get it right" about six or seven times out of 10. This is true even at the executive level. That's ...
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A 2021 Template for Healthcare Leaders

It is easy to get distracted by the sheer volume of information and advice that healthcare leaders are inundated with these days. In this article, I would like to keep things simple. What follows is modest advice for healthcare CEOs and other leaders for ...
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Are You LinkedIn But Outdated?

When working with health IT executives today, I notice that one the most important components of their professional profiles is often outdated and incomplete – their LinkedIn accounts. In today's hyper-connected world, it is LinkedIn that acts as the first ...
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