By Tom Schramski, PhD
Volume 1 Issue 8, May 13, 2014
A business is a dynamic entity that typically thrives with some growth. Expansion can be fueled by many factors, but we instinctively look to human resources as the answer: we believe we need more employees to accommodate the growth.
Not necessarily. Today’s businesses are not just factories where it is a matter of adding another assembly line or shift to produce more products. They require more agility than ever before, whether in healthcare or any other marketplace.
I suggest seven things to consider before you post your next online help wanted listing:
This last consideration is receiving increased attention in all marketplaces, especially service-oriented areas of healthcare and human services. Some of this scrutiny is fueled by healthcare reform and the pressures of managed care, but a significant number of executives also see the use of contractors as a way to better focus their limited resources while increasing the professionalization of the service provider role.
Tom was the Founder and Managing Partner of VERTESS. He was a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA), consultant, and Licensed Psychologist with over 35 years of very successful national experience in the healthcare marketplace, including co-founding and building a $25 million behavioral health/disabilities services company. Tom represented sellers and investors across the healthcare spectrum and was recognized for his executive leadership in the 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year issue of Inc. Tom passed away in December 2018.