QCG to Sponsor and Attend 2017 VAHHS Annual Meeting

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Karen Worley, Business Development Director for Queen Consulting Group, will be attending the 2017 Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS) Annual Meeting this week at the Jay Peak Resort in Jay, Vermont.  The three day event (September 20-22) will include various activities, breakout sessions and presentations by noteworthy speakers at the forefront of… Read more »

Why You Should Hire Consultants With Flexibility

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Flexibility is an important quality to seek out in permanent, full-time technical staff. However, it’s easy to overlook this quality when hiring consultants for short-term projects and initiatives. To keep projects running smoothly, hiring managers must focus on acquiring IT consultants who demonstrate flexibility. Tech Consultants Are Not Order Takers There are many people on… Read more »

What Makes QCG Different?

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If you’ve sat through more than a few staffing or recruiting agency pitches, you have probably heard a lot of the same phrases over and over again. You have listened to firms tell you that they are “unique,” that they “focus on relationships,” or they have a “proprietary database.” So, how do you know who… Read more »

Hiring Advice You Don’t Usually Hear: Take Your Time

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When it comes to hiring advice, you’re probably used to hearing about the pitfalls of a slow process. And it’s true: If you move too slow, you will lose great talent. However, a rushed hiring process can be equally detrimental to retention, productivity and the morale of your team. The good news? There is a… Read more »

How Can I Improve My Staffing Partnership?

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Staffing partners can make a world of difference in your hiring and retention strategies by improving the quality of new hires, shortening time-to-hire and managing the cost of candidate searches. If you want the relationship to result in success, help your staffing partner help you. Successful Partnerships Require Successful Firms Choose a partner that understands… Read more »

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

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In a competitive job market, employers have to do everything they can to give their company an edge with top candidates. In today’s hyper-connected world, every candidate can review your process online, and make no mistake; job seekers research your approach to hiring and interviewing. To protect your brand and give top talent a reason… Read more »

Your Hiring Strategy – Hiring Full-Time Employees or Consultants?

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Healthcare IT projects – like all IT projects – involve many moving parts. However, the complexity is compounded by the regulatory requirements, meaningful use targets, HIPAA rules and information security regulations of the U.S. healthcare system. Ensuring that networks, programs, applications and devices run smoothly and efficiently and that project goals hit targets requires not… Read more »

Strategies for Effectively Managing IT Consultants on Your Team

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Your organization has invested a lot of time and money into developing effective management strategies for your full-time staff. Have you spent the same amount of time investing in strategies to manage consultants and contractors? Technology teams use consultants regularly to help with special projects, but few companies know how to manage these short-term professionals… Read more »

Reminder: Candidates Are Evaluating You

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Throughout the hiring process, it can be easy to forget that candidates are evaluating you at the same time you are evaluating them. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 42 percent of job seekers who reported a poor candidate experience said they would never apply to that company again, 22 percent indicated they would tell others… Read more »

Improving Your Staffing Partnership

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The goal of your staffing partner is to learn as much as possible about your business, its culture and the cycle of demand so they can be an invaluable resource to your organization. If you treat the relationship as a true partnership, you will reap true business benefits in the form of stronger candidate matches,… Read more »