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Inside scoop from our experts: Get new hires to participate in shared governance

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, February 3, 2009

This week, a reader asks how to get new hires to participate in shared governance councils. Read the response from our advisor Meryl Montgomery, RN, MSN, director for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Q: How do we get new hires to participate in shared governance councils?

A: Overall, the articulated expectation for council participation begins with the new-hire process. When Medical Center of Central Georgia interviews applicants, we utilize behavioral interviewing by asking how they have been involved in committees or task forces, or how they have participated in improving their environment. We use peer panels and our staff nurses talk about their unit councils and ascertain applicant interest in involvement.

Prior to final hiring, our hiring manager discusses and reviews the new hires job description which reads “demonstrates understanding of shared governance/participation providing input, feedback, and varying degrees of involvement and participation to assure involvement in budget, resource development, and accountable care.”

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