Tailored Coaching to Meet Every Leaders Needs

No two members of your team are the same.  What motivates one could cause another to falter.  If your goal is to develop a dynamic leadership team, then forgo the cookie-cutter coaching approach and engage experts who provide tailor-made coaching programs focused on individualized learning and mentoring needs.  Kirby Bates’ expert panel of coaches are capable of ensuring  [continue reading…]

The Next Generation in Workforce Solutions is Here

Is your organization ready to get disruptive? As nursing executives working with organizations across the country, we know first-hand the challenges many organizations are facing in getting a sufficient supply of high-quality contingent staff (i.e. travel nurses) when they need them. That is why we are so pleased to share with our colleagues that there  [continue reading…]

What’s Your Story?

Kirby Bates helps to make success stories happen.  Every healthcare organization has its own unique story.  As they work diligently to serve the needs of their communities, each day turns a new page filled with challenges and successes.  Intertwined within many organizations’ narrative lies a common key element, Kirby Bates Associates (KBA) Executive Search.  KBA is  [continue reading…]

Choices for Expert Interim Leaders from KBA

Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to offer flexible options as you choose your preferred method of securing outstanding KBA interim nursing leaders. What is best for you? We are all about client choice when it comes to needs and selection for seasoned interim nursing leaders.   Kirby Bates is pleased to offer flexible options as  [continue reading…]

Happy Labor Day

To our clients, friends, and colleagues:   We wish you a safe and wonderful holiday!   

Keep Your Horizon Bright

Adroit leaders frequently seek professional expansion opportunities that not only support development and growth but also networking prospects.  Every leader understands that not all career journeys are predictable and some include course correction along the way further expanding learning, resilience, and adaptation. KBA Coaching Expansion Exploring options and discovering new professional possibilities can be an  [continue reading…]

Happy July 4th from KBA

To our clients, friends, and colleagues: We wish you a safe and wonderful holiday!     

Kirby Bates Announces New Affiliation

  We at Kirby Bates Associates are singing because we are now part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies.  Founded by healthcare innovator, Richard L. Jackson, Jackson Healthcare is built on a simple idea — that talented professionals with a shared purpose can improve the lives of patients, families, and communities.  Headquartered in Alpharetta,  [continue reading…]

Happy Memorial Day!

KBA Remembers the selfless, brave and compassionate nurses who have gone before us. May our work be a memorial to their legacy.  Hear my prayer in silence before thee As I ask for courage each day.  Grant that I be worthy of the sacred pledge of my profession And the lives of those entrusted in my  [continue reading…]

KBA Interim Leaders are heading in your direction!

It is now easier than ever for KBA to bring outstanding leaders to your door.​ Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to offer flexible options as you choose your preferred method of securing outstanding KBA interim nursing leaders.  What is best for you?   Full-Service Model KBA employs the interim leader directly as a KBA employee Easy  [continue reading…]

Discover Hidden Treasures

Ever wonder how one of your better performers gets recruited away right from under your nose and you didn’t even know they were canvassing the market? Worse yet, they were an “A” player and you didn’t comprehend the full extent of the loss until they were gone? High performers don’t need constant strokes but they  [continue reading…]

A Solid Resume: The Door to Your Next Opportunity

How important is your resume in your search for a new position?  It may be more important than you think. In our highly competitive industry, having a resume that stands out from the crowd is critical. By including these key components in your resume, you will ensure a positive first impression from the onset of the  [continue reading…]

Attending AONE 2017? We hope to see you there!

  Thousands of nurse leaders will attend AONE 2017 in Baltimore to celebrate 50 years of inspiring leaders.  We are excited to take part in the collaborative environment and connect with colleagues from across the country, learn the latest innovations and rejuvenate our passion as a nurse leader!    Visit us at booth 508 |  March  [continue reading…]

The Millennial Nurse-Force

More than one in three American workers today are Millennials, adults ages 18 to 35. According to the Pew Research Center analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 data showed that  Millennials surpassed Generation-Xers in becoming the largest share of the American workforce. The impact of the Millennial workforce can pose unique challenges in health care  [continue reading…]

Prepare For Growth: Promote From Within

Promoting internally carries significant benefits. Promoting from within fosters productivity, retention and enhances morale. Numbers indicate that internal promotion can save up to 11 times the base salary when compared to hiring an outside candidate.  Unfortunately, without a strong leadership development program, organizations helplessly fall into a hiring spiral, wasting or losing internal talent, overspending on  [continue reading…]

Does Your Search Firm Measure Up? 

What do you look for in an Executive Search firm? Is size an important consideration?  How do you measure success?  In choosing an Executive Search firm, it’s important to know the firm’s quality, efficiency, and outcome metrics. A quality search firm will consistently produce leaders that drive the mission of the organization and directly affect  [continue reading…]

Healthcare 2017: The Year of Uncertainty and Opportunity

    There are many opinions on the top challenges facing US healthcare in 2017. Among the top 10 are the following:    Uncertainty about Obamacare and the potential fewer insured patients  Continued emphasis on Value Based Care vs Volume Based Care Continued demand for increased efficiency and decreased costs Further consolidation of healthcare organizations  [continue reading…]

America’s Nursing Shortage: It’s Real and It’s Back!

A nursing shortage is looming and rapidly approaching, the likes of which would be twice as large as any nursing shortage experienced in this country since the mid-1960s.     The Vital Signs are Dropping: The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012-2022 projections state there will be 1.05 million RN job openings in 2022, only  [continue reading…]