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Ask the expert: Including staff in the interview process

Nurse Leader Insider, July 26, 2010

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This week, Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN discusses ways to include staff members in the interviewing process of new employees.

Q. My organization is going back and forth about including staff members (non-managers) in the interviewing process of new hires. Why is it important to include these staff?

A: Managers should consider inviting staff members to participate in the interview process. When staff members are able to contribute, it increases morale, enhances teamwork, and increases support for the newly hired individuals. Because staff members know the work better than the managers, their feedback is very important. Managers should select staff members who have demonstrated clinical competence and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

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