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Let Alec Broadfoot, a seasoned pro at key position placements, be your guide. Alec, who heads Vision Spark, brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, and he's here to reveal the science and mindset behind their impressive 90% retention rate.

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Are you tired of the constant hiring and firing cycle? Are you searching for the perfect fit for that crucial number two position in your healthcare organization? 


Let Alec Broadfoot, a seasoned pro at key position placements, be your guide. Alec, who heads Vision Spark, brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, and he's here to reveal the science and mindset behind their impressive 90% retention rate. 


Mark’s conversation with Alec explores identifying the right fit for managerial roles and pulling maximum value from the hiring process. They discuss the significance of understanding the best-case and worst-case scenarios when hiring and how to vet candidates effectively. Alec also reveals why you need to hire someone who isn't just adept at delegating tasks but is skilled at coaching people to achieve results.


Toward the end of their interview, Mark and Alec explore the profound impact of a positive company culture and the value of exceptional individuals. Alec stresses the need to begin at the top, explaining how a robust leadership team is the foundation of a great culture. They also discuss the pivotal role of the integrator in the leadership team and how patience is essential when making replacements. 


If you’re keen on hiring a manager, or integrator, or fostering a thriving company culture, this episode is a must-listen.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The importance of an effective integrator in healthcare organizations
  • Alec Broadfoot’s 90% retention rate
  • Unpacking the strategy of identifying ideal candidates for managerial roles and understanding best and worst-case scenarios in the hiring process
  • Hiring individuals who not only delegate tasks but also foster outcomes by coaching others
  • The significance of strong leadership in establishing a robust company culture and the patience required when making replacements in the leadership team
  • Using assessments in hiring to measure mental aptitudes, personality, and core behavior and understanding what success looks like for a position
  • The challenge of transforming a toxic culture and the need to value exceptional individuals in building a strong company culture
  • The value of an integrator in fostering successful rapid growth and the importance of understanding and protecting the culture of the organization

Resources from this episode:

Vision Spark’s website: visionsparksearch.com

Email Alec Broadfoot: alec@vision-spark.com

Find Vision Spark on Facebook: www.facebook.com/VisionSpark.Hire4Impact

Connect with Vision Spark on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/vision_spark

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