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Tim Tolan Commentary

Tim Tolan

Senior Partner, Sanford Rose Associates Healthcare IT Practice


To help readers cope with the shortage of skilled healthcare IT workers, Tim Tolan’s blog...

Investing in the Interview

March 29, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
There are simple steps to follow to increase your odds of landing a job

Adapting to a Flexible Work Environment

January 20, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
The ever-growing millennial workforce cares about soft benefits like working remotely a lot more than you might think.

Coming Back From a Hiatus

November 15, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
I recommend several steps in explaining a hiatus and a big absence from the HCIT workforce.

Movement in the Workforce

September 20, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
In a recent article I read in Money Magazine, more than 50 percent of today’s workforce would leave their current job if they had a chance to make more money. These figures should concern every CIO in every hospital or integrated delivery network in the country as the HCIT job market for technical talent is already very tight.

The Little Things That Matter

August 15, 2016  | 
The five things not thought about in the interview process that could lose the job.

Information Security Professionals in Hot Demand

July 22, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
IT security professionals are in great demand thanks in part to ransomware and data breaches across the industry.

Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

May 26, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
LinkedIn is the best tool you can possibly have in your arsenal besides your own personal networking when it comes to landing a new gig.

An Interview Tip on Messaging your Value Equation

April 5, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
We always prepare candidates for their interviews with our client companies, just as most search firms do. I particularly enjoy prepping candidates and am a big believer in making sure a candidate delivers three to four messages during the course of the interview.

Consequences of Performance Improvement Plans

November 19, 2015  |  Tim Tolan
It’s crucial to understand your options when it comes to performance improvement plans.

Retirement Realities

June 11, 2014  |  Tim Tolan
The realities of the retirement metrics are finally …well, real. According to a recent article in USA Today approximately 58% of American workers 60 and older say they are currently delaying retirement, compared with a peak of 66% of people this age who were putting off retirement in 2010- after the Great Recession. Still, within four years, half say they'll be able to retire. That’s not that far away.