News November 2015

Newsday: Barbara M. Lehrer ACDS board appointment

Posted On: November 12, 2015
  Barbara M. Lehrer of Roslyn has been appointed to the board at ACDS of Plainview. She is president and founder of The Beacon Group of New York State. (Photo Credit: Marketing Works)

ACDS in Plainview, which helps those with developmental disabilities, has appointed two new board members.
Barbara M. Lehrer of Roslyn is president and founder of The Beacon Group of New York State.
Dr. Joseph Mazzie of Merrick is attending musculoskeletal radiologist and residency program director at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Department of Radiology in Mineola.

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Retaining professionals saves money, improves care

Posted On: November 11, 2015

Every time you lose a direct-care professional, you can expect to spend $3,700, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. And your service to people with developmental disabilities declines, at least temporarily.

So it’s in your best interest to reduce turnover. We asked Barbara Lehrer — founder of The Beacon Group, which places direct care professionals in facilities serving special needs clients on Long Island, in New York and Westchester County – how to do that. She said:

Hire well – It’s not just a matter of looking at a resume. Do the criminal background check. Check with New York’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities or similar agencies in other states, which often maintain READ MORE

(Originally Posted on December 13, 2011) 


Job hunting? Don’t overlook nonprofits – From Fortune

Posted On: November 11, 2015
Barbara Lehrer was quoted recently in a article.

Job hunting? Don’t overlook nonprofits


“But not all nonprofits are alike. Some of the very large ones can match the compensation that business offers,” says Barbara Lehrer, president of a staffing and headhunting firm called the New York Beacon Group that sometimes recruits managers from for-profit companies to run nonprofits in New York City and its environs.

Besides, people change jobs for all kinds of reasons other than money, she notes, like “the chance to work for a cause they really believe in, but also the prestige, or a better title, and a chance to apply their skills on a broader scale.”

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