View From The Boardroom

1411, 2022

We Can Do Better

By |November 14th, 2022|

For the first time in nearly two decades, staffing shortages have replaced financial challenges as the top concern among healthcare CEOs, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual survey. With changes stemming from the pandemic and new career pathways and structures gaining traction, staffing shortages and labor costs have risen, causing a decline […]

1710, 2022

Victors Set the Rules

By |October 17th, 2022|

The war for talent or the talent crunch — we’ve heard it all before. The ability to find the right talent has never been more difficult. We all thought that the pandemic might restore the balance, but in a way, trends in place before 2020 have become even more entrenched. People crave more flexibility, talent […]

1909, 2022

Let’s Grow!

By |September 19th, 2022|

In 2019, staffing industry veteran Dan Campbell mentioned to me a possible leadership opportunity at the company that he co-founded, Hire Dynamics, which had high growth aspirations.  I was no stranger to leading a company through accelerated growth. For the previous 22 years, I had been with one of the largest convenience store chains in […]

1807, 2022

View From the Boardroom: Invest in Great Outcomes

By |July 18th, 2022|

The economic variables in play right now have created a singularly unique set of circumstances. You can call it uncertainty, ambiguity or just plain chaos.

Inflation is increasing the cost of products and services while also adding wage pressure; economic volatility and higher interest rates are making it harder to access capital; and recession indicators are […]

1605, 2022

View from Boardroom: The Platform Paradigm

By |May 16th, 2022|

The first time I heard about managed service providers back in the 1990s, I remember thinking, “If this takes off, it’s really going to shake things up in the staffing world.” Well, MSPs did take off — and it certainly did change things industrywide, from how we interact with clients and how we’re structured to […]

2103, 2022

View from Boardroom: The Bright Side

By |March 21st, 2022|

Our world has been turned upside down and staffing is no different. After buying two companies in the middle of a pandemic, it’s been interesting, to say the least. Going to a remote environment was, in my opinion, necessary to keep my people safe. Over time it has basically been a great adventure, one we […]

1402, 2022

View from Boardroom: The Great Test

By |February 14th, 2022|

There’s a phrase about culture that’s said so often it’s almost cliché: Culture eats strategy for breakfast. It’s the people implementing a plan who make the difference. No matter what direction you go or conditions you encounter, culturally strong companies more consistently execute their strategies and overcome challenges. At Medical Solutions, we include cultural considerations […]

1511, 2021

View from Boardroom: It’s Now

By |November 15th, 2021|

It’s time to retire the phrase the future of work; that future is today’s now of work. Business leaders need to pay attention. It’s long been said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. That’s exactly what’s playing out today as many businesses adjust — sometimes scramble — to meet […]

1910, 2021

View From the Boardroom: Improved by Covid

By |October 19th, 2021|

As staffing company leaders, it’s likely that we share a common experience during the pandemic. The past few months may have revealed strengths you didn’t know that you and your team had — and maybe some deficits, too.

In my own company, our healthcare staffing, search and technology businesses experienced tsunamis of highs and lows. As […]

1510, 2021

View from the Boardroom: Changing the Paradigm

By |October 15th, 2021|

The Covid-19 pandemic showed the world just how dependent humanity is on technology. Where would individuals and businesses have been without ecommerce, Zoom calls and digital collaboration tools?

But one of the perennial problems we face worldwide is a tech talent shortage. For seven of the last 10 years in our CIO Survey, more than half […]