Did you miss our webinar last week? Our Chief Information Officer, Sepi McDonnell, examined the current and future shifts in the physician workforce. Learn how to expand your candidate pool to increase activity and how to create balance by diminishing stereotypes when hiring.
First, why “breaking stereotypes”? In our experience as a staffing partner for hospitals and medical groups, we see the good, bad and the ugly of hiring manager’s candidate parameters. We conduct profiles of opportunities, and ultimately the question comes up, “what is your ideal candidate?” We all know what they are not supposed to say, but ultimately some bias sneaks into every answer. That’s where stereotypes come in. It may not come in the initial candidate profile, but it comes up when considering applicants and during the interview process. It also can affect the way you market and source for jobs.
We focused on 3 groups of physicians and how to overcome the stereotypes or misconceptions. Here are 3 important facts we shared:
While paid less, patients treated by female physicians are less likely to die: In 2016, Harvard researchers have found that female doctors who care for elderly hospitalized patients get better results. Previous research has shown that female doctors are more likely to follow recommendations about prevention counseling and to order preventive tests like Pap smears and mammograms. The study’s authors estimate “that approximately 32,000 fewer patients would die if male physicians could achieve the same outcomes as female physicians every year.” Learn More
The age of a physician does not always negatively impact patient care outcomes: In a study comparing cognitive functioning of surgeons age 60 and older with younger surgeons, 78% of practicing surgeons aged 60-64 performed within the range of younger surgeons on computerized cognitive tasks measuring visual sustained attention, reaction time and visual learning and memory.
Millennial physicians are most different in their approach to collaborative care: A 2016 report, Millennial Mindset: The Collaborative Clinician, released by health agencies GSW, inVentiv Health PR Group, shows that millennial physicians understand pharma ads are out there to educate patients, but rely less than their older counterparts to use pharma marketing to inform their decisions, and they rely mostly on their peers, online resources for advice.
Want more data on trends in the physician workforce and how to avoid stereotyping when hiring? Watch a recording of the webinar and download our slides by following the link below:
THMED continues to be recognized as one of the fastest growing staffing firms. On September 15th, THMED held an ice cream social for its employees to celebrate the company’s recognition for the first time on the Staffing Industry Analyst Fastest Growing US Staffing Firms and the second year on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies. THMED has grown 128% in just three years!
The ice cream social in our Dallas, Texas location included ice cream sandwiches from Pokey O’s, photo booth fun and minute-to-win-it games stemming around THMED’s core values. Our core values are communication and transparency, want to win and have fun, customer centric, and continuous improvement. Playing games themed around our core values encourages company-wide support of our strong internal culture at THMED.
In our California office, we celebrated in true West Coast fashion with a BBQ on the beach in Dana Point. We also held a silent auction benefiting our corporate cause, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and we raised over $700 for childhood cancer research.
We appreciate our employees and their hard work, always making a priority to celebrate the successes. It is because of them we are able to be recognized on these lists and continue to grow!
THMED held a charity bowling tournament on November 10th and used the opportunity to participate in the #MannequinChallenge. Our bowling tournament benefited Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises money for funding for childhood cancer research. To date, the THMED family of companies have raised over $20,000 for ALSF and continue to find ways to incorporate it into our company events. We had 14 teams consisting of THMED employees from all divisions compete in the event. At the end we gave away prizes for 1st place team, best male and female bowler, and the “toilet bowler” for the lowest score.
Pictured: Arthur Cooper, President; Mark McGuire, CFO; John Martin, CEO; Michael Douglas, COO
On Thursday, October 27th, the Dallas Business Journal announced its 2016 honorees for CFO of the Year. THMED’s CFO, Mark McGuire, was among those recognized. We are so proud of Mark and his contributions to our company.
The CFO of the Year Awards are given to the chief financial officers and their teams who deliver the most outstanding performances for their companies. A panel of independent judges, drawn from the region’s top financial leaders, determined the winners based on criteria that included:
Demonstrated financial growth during the year
Success in overcoming significant business challenges or barriers
Examples of team leadership and superior management
Other factors may include a chief financial officer’s contributions to the community (such as social, nonprofit or charitable giving)
Demonstrated commitment to the company’s financial best practices and accounting standards, or success as a strategic visionary for the enterprise
Mark is well-versed in various facets of accounting and financial analysis and has a noted list of accomplishments. He holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting and Information Management from The University of Texas at Dallas, and is a licensed CPA from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Having served as a Financial Analyst at a large healthcare corporation and a Director at another reputable physician staffing firm, Mark brings over ten years of focused, strategic experience to the THMED family of companies. He has managed the financial planning and operational reporting for companies with over $50 million in annual revenue, and he has established efficient practices to address accounting needs. During his years in this industry, Mark worked extensively with budgeting, profit planning and projection, operations analysis, as well as cost accounting, government compliance, and taxes of all types.
Mark credits his father with spurring him towards a career in finance, and, when he was 22 years old working as an accountant, he made a list of the goals he wanted to achieve.
Congratulations, Mark! We are so proud to have you on our team!
Next Monday is Labor Day. It traditionally honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made, and unofficially signifies the end of summer. How fitting that we scheduled a week of fun events to honor our employees and highlight some of our recent accolades.
On Tuesday, our California office celebrated THMED’s recognition in the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies with a delicious Mexican food buffet, Spotify tunes, and photo booth shenanigans. The California office is primarily Fidelis Partners recruiters covering the Western United States and members of our Accounting and Marketing Communications teams.
On Wednesday, the Medestar division took the day off to attend a Texas Rangers baseball game. The team organized a successful donation stand near the stadium, where our own Dan Rixon played guitar for baseball fans walking by. We successfully raised over $350 to fund childhood cancer research before enjoying a day at the ball park. It’s amazing to see everyone’s dedication to our charity partner, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
On Thursday, the entire Texas Office was treated to an ice cream social to celebrate their recognition as a Best Place to Work in North Texas and the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies. We had a photo booth, ice cream sandwiches from pokey o’s and watched a particularly entertaining video of our CEO on Love Connection. It’s always a hit!
One of our core values is “Want to Win and Have Fun.” We know that the key to building a growing and admirable sales organization is the level of engagement and empowerment the employees feel when coming to work every day. That is why our leadership team seeks to create and foster a culture that celebrates hard work, achievement and camaraderie. Check out some photos from our week full of celebrations and end-of-summer fun!
Want to join our growing team? Send us your resume, chat about career goals, or just stay hi: email@example.com