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ASPR Weekly

November 6, 2012

November Webinar: Helping Physicians Become Great Leaders

2013 ASPR Benchmarking Survey: Changes to “Expenses”

Congratulations to New ASPR Fellows

ASPR Vendor Resource Guide

November Webinar: Helping Physicians Become Great Leaders

Helping Physicians Become Great Leaders

Date: November 28, 2012
Time:10:00 am PT / 12:00 pm CT / 1:00 pm ET
Presenter: Laura Avakian, Consultant
Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
1.5 hours CE credit

Details and Online Registration

As the number of employed physicians grows, so does the need for them to take on new leadership roles. Doctors bring many talents to these leadership roles. They are inevitably intelligent, articulate, analytical, thoughtful decision makers. However, most have had no preparation for the tasks that must be performed by today’s healthcare leaders. They need to be able to hire, evaluate, coach, and reward both staff and other doctors amid a thicket of regulation and oversight that determine the hospital’s or system’s success.

Both internal and external programs are springing up to help physicians develop the managerial skills and hone the leadership competencies they need in today’s competitive market. This webinar will discuss the kind of skills required and the various options that organizations are considering as they assist physicians in their development.

Laura Avakian, author of Helping Physicians Become Great Managers and Leaders (AHA Press), and former Sr. Vice President for Human Resources for Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will share her insights regarding the kinds of programs and assistance healthcare organizations can provide to develop physicians become highly effective leaders.

2013 ASPR Benchmarking Survey: Changes to “Expenses”

The 2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey will open in January 2013. The Benchmarking Committee has overhauled the Expense information for the 2013 Survey. The changes made will allow recruiters to enter information directly from their recruitment budget which will make data entry easier. The changes will also provide an accurate reflection of total recruitment costs and will provide information on the cost to operate an entire recruitment department.

The 2013 Survey will no longer collect expense data for individual searches, but will collect data based on total annual expenses. The data will be captured in four categories:

    • Annual Recruitment Budget
    • Candidate Expenses (Actual)
    • Marketing Expenses (Actual)
    • Departmental Expenses (Actual)

The following will provide you with more details on which expenses will fall into each of these categories:

Annual Recruitment Budget

Total amount budgeted (not actual costs) for the entire recruitment department. Sum should not include any items in the exclusion list.

Candidate Expenses

Total costs incurred during the year that are specific to the recruitment of individual candidates. Examples include:

  • Airfare
  • Hotel
  • Car rental/Ground Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • GPS
  • Mileage
  • Gifts & gift baskets
  • Locums fees incurred until permanent placement is secured.
  • Immigration
  • Community Tours/Realtor Fees
  • Food
  • Entertainment
  • Parking
  • Background checks
  • Search Firm Fees: Separate line item but reported in Candidate Expenses

Total costs incurred during the year related to the marketing of open opportunities or recruitment services. Examples include:

  • Job fairs and exhibits
  • Giveaways
  • Displays
  • Collateral material
  • Direct Mail: (Brochures, Postcards, Flyers)
  • Postage/Shipping/Courier fees (marketing-specific)
  • Journal postings
  • Online job boards
  • Database fees
  • Web Development / maintenance

Total costs incurred during the year that are specifically to run an in-house recruitment department. Examples include:

  • Legal fees
  • Educational: (Professional dues, subscriptions, training, and related travel)
  • Recruiter tuition reimbursement
  • Minor equipment
  • Office Equipment and Leases: (Telephones, Computers, Faxes, Copiers)
  • Tracking systems
  • Compensation Surveys
  • Reference books
  • Office supplies (paper, folders, pens, ink, printed forms, etc.)
  • Postage/Shipping/Courier fees (department specific)
  • Maintenance & Repairs
  • Software
  • IT Services
  • Other overhead
  • Rent/Lease
  • Utilities

Exclusion List

Candidate expenses do not include the cost of provider salary, signing bonuses, relocation expenses, tuition reimbursement, or other benefits paid out to the provider after the offer was accepted.

Departmental expenses should not include salary, benefits, insurance disability, pension, and/or other wages.

Learn more about the ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmark Survey

Access the 2012 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Report and Executive Summary

Congratulations to New ASPR Fellows

Congratulations to the following ASPR members for recently becoming certified as Fellows of ASPR (FASPRs)!

  • Stephen Spaulding – Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Denise Paridis – Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Christy Gannon – Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Linda Wilson – FHN, Freeport, IL


As a certified Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), you demonstrate to peers, employers, and physicians your commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.

Are you interested in becoming certified as a FASPR? ASPR’s Fellowship Program is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for individuals seeking to develop and test their skills and knowledge within a broad spectrum of topics including physician/provider recruitment, onboarding and retention, human resources, and relevant legal issues.

Whether you are new to in-house physician recruitment or a seasoned veteran, there’s tremendous value in attaining Fellowship certification. We’ll provide an in-depth view of recruiting basics such as sourcing, screening, and interviewing, as well as delve deeply into more advanced topics such as interpreting benchmarking metrics and understanding/ implementing medical staff development plans. This cost effective and affordable program provides invaluable first-hand information taught by experienced experts and provides you with resources, best practices, and cutting edge training specific to in-house physician recruitment professionals.

Learn more about the ASPR Fellowship Program

ASPR Vendor Resource Guide

Don’t forget to use the ASPR Vendor Resource Guide! The Vendor Resource Guide is an online directory designed to help you search for vendors that provide products and services you may need to assist you in your job. This “Virtual Exhibit Hall” can be searched by service category and provides you with a summary of the vendor’s service or product and the vendor’s contact information. Some of the vendors offer special discounts to ASPR members. Details regarding these member discounts are provided in the search results when available.

The Vendor Resource Guide is a paid advertising opportunity. The Guide is not intended to be a comprehensive listing or to imply ASPR endorsement of a particular vendor. If you work with vendors who provide you with excellent services that are not listed in the Guide, please consider emailing their contact information to Jennifer Metivier, Executive Director, at
Important Dates
Helping Physicians Become Great Leaders
Details and Registration
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Begins

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