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A New Year, A New Approach

2016, year

As the year comes closer to its end, I’ve been reflecting back on all of the growth and development Johnson Search Group has experienced in the past 11 months. After formulating many theories on why JSG is so dominant within our industry, it all came down to one word; passion. Our Senior VP, Perry Paden, has put an ambitious team together that collectively works together towards a common goal. Although we all come from different backgrounds, it’s the passion for finding the right candidate to fit within the culture of your business that makes us an integral part of the JSG team.

Hire for Passion, Not Skill

The new approach I challenge your company or department to take next year is to hire for passion, not skill. Skill can always be trained but the desire to perform the job at a high level and fit within your company’s culture cannot. At Johnson Search Group, we scour through thousands of candidates to find the one or two that have the passion and skill beyond what’s listed on their resume. It’s not the easy way, but it’s why JSG has one of the highest hire rates in the industry.

So, the next time your organization has a critical position that needs to be filled, partner with JSG and we will put our passion to work for you. I wish you all a prosperous close to 2015 and even greater success in 2016!

Here’s What Will Be Important for Industrial in 2016

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2016 is on the horizon, and mining & heavy industrial companies are already starting to prioritize what will be most important in the coming months. While we know that security, technology, and hiring will be at the forefront, we wanted to dig a little deeper to find the motivations behind these top priorities. Our Account Executives reached out to their industry contacts to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing their companies in 2016.

Why will hiring process be an important focus for mining and heavy industrial in 2016?

Perry Paden: We understand that coal will remain flat in 2016. That does not mean that hiring will be non-existent. Currently, there are over 10,000 Plant Management positions, 26,000 Maintenance Manager positions, and 12,000 Safety Engineer positions open across the United States (And that’s just the tip of the ice berg). The message for 2016 is that companies are still seeking top talent, and it’s more important now than ever to secure qualified, experienced professionals. There will be two main components for hiring that contribute to competing for this top talent: a streamlined hiring process and what sets your company apart.

How will constant regulation changes affect the industry?

Dana Belstler: The constantly evolving regulations in the industrial market will require new certification from candidates, making it more difficult to find the right candidate for critical positions.

Why will effective Project Management be crucial for companies next year?

Dana Belstler: Project management will be key to maintaining budgets and completing projects on time. A Project Manager has to understand the industry and the technical details of the job being performed. They are responsible for the team members and making sure they have the skills, education, and experience to be a productive member on the project. With competition for projects increasing in 2016, great management will make all the difference in landing big projects and executing them successfully.

Here’s What Will Be Important for Healthcare in 2016

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2016 is on the horizon, and healthcare organizations are already starting to prioritize what will be most important in the coming months. While we know that security, technology, and hiring will be at the forefront, we wanted to dig a little deeper to find the motivations behind these top priorities. Our Account Executives reached out to their industry contacts to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing their companies in 2016.

Why will hiring process be an important focus for healthcare organizations in 2016?

Tracey Smith: Time kills all deals, and with a tightening job market (recent reports put the unemployment rate at 5%), this is truly a candidate-driven market. If your process is slow and full of obstacles, your competition will score the top talent and your organization will be left unable to fill critical needs.

How will information security continue to affect healthcare?

Rachel Young: Healthcare organizations hold a great amount of personal and financial data. HIPAA Security Rule requires providers to asses the security of their electronic health record systems. The rule sets technical safeguards for protecting health records, and it will become increasingly important for hospitals to comply with these regulations in 2016.

What role will Case Management have in 2016?

Tracey Smith: The interaction with patients from a managed care perspective will be vital in the New Year with the reimbursement model changes. Readmission rates and reinfection rates can be better controller with well-developed Case Managers through effective discharge planning and follow-through.

How important will Revenue Cycle Management be in the New Year?

Doug Rose: Revenue Cycle Management will become more important throughout next year as hospitals continue to grow, merge, and expand. This essential role plays a part in each department, ensuring a streamlined workflow and revenue stream.

With the recent implementation of ICD-10, how will hospitals continue to adjust in 2016?

Tracey Smith: The jury is still out on how the change has affected productivity in this arena. Initial results suggest that the wheels are still turning in fee coding and accurate billing. This could have a significant impact into 2016 if the needs for qualified coders continue to increase.

Quality Management was a hot-button topic in 2015, why is it essential to have top-quality professionals running this department?

Rachel Young: Increasing costs and demands from both dissatisfied patients and third-party payers have spurred a movement that holds great promise for improved health care quality and productivity. Quality Managers must work closely with both management and specialists and are a linchpin of the organization to improve overall patient satisfaction.

How will Contractors play into the hiring plans of hospitals in 2016?

Tracey Smith: Contractors will be a great solution for critical hiring needs next year. Your organization does not have to wait for full-time employee approval, the budget for this position can be stretched over multiple time periods, and being able to “try before you buy” creates a win/win scenario for hospitals.

Here’s What Will Be Important for Banks in 2016

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2016 is on the horizon, and banks are already starting to prioritize what will be most important in the coming months. While we know that security, technology, and hiring will be at the forefront, we wanted to dig a little deeper to find the motivations behind those top priorities. Our Account Executives reached out to their banking industry contacts to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing their companies 2016.

Why will hiring process be an important focus for banks in 2016?

Tracy Isakson: With the economy driving the ship, we are but passengers to the candidate-driven market. Because the economy is growing, banks have more money to spend and that means competition for the best talent will rise. Banks must be at the forefront of the hiring curves in order to capture the best talent. That means streamlining their hiring process, or they will lose top talent to the competition.

How will information security affect banks in 2016?

Jana Green: Information security will become one of the most important focuses for banking in 2016. With the growing dependency on technology, customers are becoming increasingly concerned about data breaches. Banks that can ace the information security sector next year will win the respect and business from new and existing customers.

How will BSA/AML Compliance evolve next year?

Kimberley Fulcher: BSA/AML, compliance and quantitative analysis will continue to play off of the always evolving regulations in 2016. Additionally, as an election year, 2016 could bring about many changes to compliance and regulations that we cannot even foresee currently.

What part will contractors play in the hiring plan for banks?

Mike Muglia: Contract hiring helps the bank fill a position very quickly, allowing higher flexibility, cost savings, and easier accounting.

Why is the need for Quantitative Analysis rising in the banking industry?

Jana Green: Data, data, data! The need for sophisticated data analysis is ever increasing. With the capture technology that banks are utilizing on their websites, applications, and transactions, they can only help put themselves on the top of the market by utilizing quant analysis. There is so much information that can be derived from a simple ATM transaction, just imagine what can be derived from other platforms!