This reminds me of the age-old poem about finding good luck from a random penny lying around:
Find a penny,
Pick it up,
All the day,
You’ll have good luck.
Now, I don’t really know that finding a penny brings good luck, BUT, I always pick them up when I find one. We have the same philosophy when it comes to top performers in the Healthcare & Life Sciences industry. Often times, we meet someone whose experience, motivation, and attitude combine in such a way that we spot them immediately, much like a shiny penny just begging to be picked up. These “shiny pennies” are the types of professionals who will excel in almost any situation AND have the ability to make those around them shine just as bright.
What I never knew, until a short time ago, is that there's actually more to this poem:
Give it to a faithful friend,
Then your luck will NEVER end!
That's even better! I guess that means now I can share that luck with some deserving clients. ;-)
We fill our recruiting pockets with shiny pennies throughout our days, weeks, months, and years. When one of these shiny pennies gives us an opportunity to “pass the luck" (a.k.a. success) to someone else, that’s what we intend to do. Perhaps your organization could use a shiny penny right now!