Our very own Managing Director, Eric Dickerson was interviewed by Healthcare Finance News in June about the rise of “workaholism” in the health fields and how industry professionals are working to keep the work-life balance. Eric is leading the charge in the high growth market of healthcare with primary focus on those hard to fill searches requiring unique specialty training and certifications at Kaye/Bassman, located in Plano, Texas. His background with quality and process improvement has allowed him to be extremely effective at each search he has accepted. Over the past decade at Kaye/Bassman, Eric’s specialty areas have ranged throughout healthcare and include Healthcare Finance, Academic Medicine and Health Information Management.
HEALTHCARE FINANCE NEWS Workaholism to Rise in Healthcare
Posted: June 28, 2013
A recent study of more than 400 employees in professional and administrative occupations found that there is an optimum level of workaholism for achieving job effectiveness and positive health but extremes are dangerous.
“We discovered that workaholics really struggle when they feel that they are alone or swimming upstream without a paddle,” said Wayne Hochwarter, a professor of business administration at Florida State University and co-author of the study.
While healthcare professionals are not necessarily more susceptible to being workaholics than other professionals,reimbursement cuts and changing requirements due to the Affordable Care Act have forced the industry to do more with less said Eric Dickerson, managing director of executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International.
“This type of environment pushes those potential ‘workaholics’ over the edge many times and others begin to see that extra work keeps you employed longer. This issue spans the executive offices and clinical spaces as well,” he said. “If you are considered an exempt employee, odds are you are pushing the envelope from either an internal ‘workaholic’ perspective or an external push from the board, executive team or investors.” …