Personal Interaction in a Modern Social Media World
In an age of instantaneous communication where Social Media and up-to-date technology seems to overshadow traditional principles of developing personal relationships, Andy Goold advocates building lasting professional relationships through face-to-face interaction and continues to model his daily activities around such contact with his professional network.
“Nothing can substitute the relationship building and understanding that is achieved by simply speaking with people in person,” Mr. Goold contends. Andy, a true pioneer in the recruitment business, has continued to stick with the fundamentals in his 20 years as Vice President of The Healthsearch Group. He maintains personal and professional relationships with many of the tri-state area’s healthcare leaders and practitioners and served on the Board of the Health Care Leaders of New York and is an active member of various organizations including the New York and New Jersey chapters of Association of Healthcare Human Resource Administration. He maintains that the key to his success is building trust that goes way beyond his performance on any particular job search or candidate referral; it is based on understanding what is important to people. He relates that by actively networking with industry professionals he keeps up-to-date with healthcare best practices and issues and gets to know individuals’ professional strengths and goals. “Maintaining a true partnership with clients and talented healthcare professionals entails getting to know their unique objectives; it is imperative to take the extra time to do so in an age when technology often creates an illusion of connectivity.” He adds that “Social media is a valuable resource that has continued to evolve over time, but personal relationship building is a constant.” Andy Goold, Vice President