[Histonet] RE: Recruiting Techs at work

Merced Leiker leiker <@t> buffalo.edu
Mon Dec 15 11:08:25 CST 2008

This indeed sounds like the most honest and integrous approach as well as a 
way to keep positions competitive.  I like it.

--On Monday, December 15, 2008 11:00 AM -0500 Terri  Braud 
<tbraud <@t> holyredeemer.com> wrote:

> I agree that if you have a great work environment with competitive pay
> your staff will stay put, but how many of us at the department
> supervisory/manager level can actually make the final decision concerning
> salary and pay scales for a position.  I suspect that most of us,
> including myself, can only make well documented pleas for salary
> increases.  When it comes to spending money, most institutions are
> reactive rather than proactive.  If salaries are low, then you may have
> to lose a valuable tech before you can make the point that salaries need
> to be increased.   It may be a tough pill to swallow, but I am more than
> willing to let my folk listen to any pitchman that is trying to get their
> ear. Any tech worth his/her salt, knows that these calls are out there,
> so why try to hide it. If a tech can better themselves by a job change,
> then who am I to stand in their way.  We generally discuss these in
> departmental meetings and I tell techs that I get frequent calls from
> recruiters and if they would like to correspond with them, may I give the
> recruiter their personal contact info.  I ask in return, that if they do
> go elsewhere for a better salary, that they please give me the info, so I
> can use it to help increase the salary of those who remain. This keeps
> communication up front, honest, and open and I think in the long run,
> helps to quell murmuring about low salaries which are beyond my control
> as a supervisor. Just another viewpoint.  Terri
> Terri L. Braud, HT(ASCP)
> Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
> Laboratory
> Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center
> 1648 Huntingdon Pike
> Meadowbrook, PA 19046
> (215) 938-3676 phone
> (215) 938-3689 fax
> Message: 18
> Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:46:57 +0000 (UTC)
> From: lee2323 <@t> comcast.net
> Subject: Re: [Histonet] Offended
> I think if you have a great work environment with competitve pay then you
> have nothing to worry about. Your staff will stay put.
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