Giving Staffing a Good Name

December 8th, 2011  


Like a Family? What Kind of Family?
 
Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing (and hiring) another therapy professional. This person is coming from an employer that, during the initial interview, told him/her they were like a family. And, after I heard his/her story I thought to myself, well it sounds like they are a dysfunctional family.
 
Want the details? Here they are in his/her own words to the best of my recollection.
 
"I always got a lot of recognition from my patients about how happy they were with me. I don’t want to be cocky, but my patients always had good things to say about me. After so many compliments, my employer would pass that recognition on to me and I would get acknowledged and rewarded. One day, we had an in-service that taught us (licensed people only – no techs were there) how to do transfers of bariatric patients and totally dependent patients by ourselves. One of the techniques even had a patient ‘s head pointed toward the floor so that the patient’s head would hit the floor first if the gate belt broke or had a malfunction. I said out loud that I would not be doing any transfers of totally dependent patients or bariatric patients by myself - and they wrote me up for that! I got an official write up just for speaking up for what I thought was right. In addition to that, I never again got any acknowledgment or rewards for patient satisfaction. I could see that place was not for me, and I resigned."
 
Well this got me to thinking. I guess all companies are like a family. However, the real issue is: what kind of family? From now on if I say “Stambush is a family or like a family," I will try to remember to stress we are a good or a great family. That’s because we take care of each other, and everyone is respected. Most importantly, we let truth, law, and ethics guide our decisions. I told my thoughts to the applicant and he/she said, “Yeah. I guess I should have dug deeper and found out just what kind of family they were."
 
While this story bothers me on one hand, it also makes me happy on the other hand. Why? Because, Stambush Staffing family, we just got another brother/sister/soldier on our side to help us show the world that a company can be successful without being bossy, mean, shallow, or unethical. Today Houston, tomorrow the world! (figuratively of course)
 
PS: I asked this person why he/she chose Stambush and this was what he/she said, “I’ve always heard Stambush has really good therapists. That’s what everybody says."
 
What Should Our Next Flyer Say?
 
It has been a while since we sent out a flyer. We have been pretty busy hiring people by word of mouth, and it seems we constantly rehire folks. Nevertheless, I do not want to leave one stone unturned when it comes to hiring competent, experienced, reliable, nice people. As much as I hate to admit it, other agencies probably have some therapists they do not deserve to have. You know, therapists whose competence, experience, reliability, and personality is more in line with our Stambush Family. Those are the people we need to bring in. Below are some ideas on what our next flyer should say, and I would like your input.
 
Could you copy/paste your top three (or fewer, if you like) favorites and send them back to me via e-mail? Thank you!
 
STAMBUSH STAFFING

    We have really good therapists. That’s what everybody says.
    We will take care of you.
    We will protect you.
    We follow truth, law, and ethics
    We’ve got your back.
    Our future is bright.
    A staffing agency that does not hurt your profession.
    A staffing agency that does things correctly.
    A staffing agency that is good for your heart and your bank account.
    Don’t be afraid of our competency test, we just want to ensure we are a good agency.
    Directors want the best they can get, and that’s Stambush.
    Yes we will competency test you….but we will also feed you well at the interview.
    Help us drive the staffing world towards responsibility.
    A responsible staffing agency.
    A helpful and responsible staffing agency.
    Directors prefer Stambush
    The most ethical work.

 
Jokes About Men
 
Q: What's the difference between men and government bonds?
A: Bonds mature.
 
Q: How are men like noodles?
A: They are always in hot water, they lack taste, and they need dough.
 
Q: How does a man take a bubble bath?
A: He eats beans for dinner.
 
Q: What do you call a man with half a brain?
A: Gifted.
 
Q: What do men and beer bottles have in common?
A: They are both empty from the neck up.
 
Q: How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
A: We don't know .... it's never happened.
 
Q: What is a man's idea of helping with the housework?
A: Lifting his leg so you can vacuum.
 
Q: What's the difference between a man and E.T.?
A: E.T. phoned home.
 
Q: What does a man consider a seven-course meal?
A: A hot dog and a six-pack of beer.
 
Q: How many men does it take to pop popcorn?
A: Three! One to hold the pan and two others to show off and shake the stove.
 
Q: How do you get a man to do sit-ups?
A: Put the remote control between his toes.
 
Q: How do you keep your husband from reading your e-mail?
A: Rename the mail folder to "instruction manuals."
 
Q: Why do men like love at first sight?
A: It saves them a lot of time.
 
Q: How does a man show that he is planning for the future?
A: He buys two cases of beer.
 
Q: What should you give a man who has everything?
A: A woman to show him how to work it.
 
And, finally:

 
A husband is someone who after taking the trash out, gives the impression he just cleaned the whole house.


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