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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162464
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fun, Fast & Efficient: New Interview Strategy that Works!
Abstract:
Fun, Fast & Efficient: New Interview Strategy that Works!
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2008
Author:Woollard, Susan, BA, RN, MAEd, ENC(c), CHE
P.I. Institution Name:North York General Hospital
Title:Program Director, Emergency Services Program
Contact Address:, Toronto, Ontario, M2K 2E1, Canada
Contact Telephone:(416) 756-6869
Purpose: Recruitment and retention is an ongoing concern and process for Emergency Leaders. High turn over rates continue to be a challenge in this specialty area thus the need for ongoing hiring. A new process of station interviews was developed to reduce interviewing time for managers while attempting to ensure quality hires.

Design: A literature review was completed to assess whether station interviews were used in the hiring process for health care settings. A collaborative group including: human resources, clinical educators and management leadership developed the tool and a questionnaire as a method of evaluation.

Setting: This new process began at our community teaching hospital in an urban setting.

Participants: Students who completed their final clinical experience in the emergency department were the first group to be interviewed by this method. The same methodology expanded to experience nurses applying to work in emergency.

Methods: The candidates were given notification prior to interviews that this new method would be utilized. The interview team met and reviewed standardized questions and the rating scale. A time keeper was identified to monitor the time for each station. Candidates followed their station schedule and rotated at the request of the time keeper. Post interviews the team met and reviewed each candidate using the established criteria.

Results: The results demonstrated that interviews could be completed using a rotating station methodology with high reliability between the interviewers. Interviewee satisfaction was also very positive.

Recommendations: This tool has been recommended as the interview process of choice when hiring a number of nursing staff for the Emergency Department. Also, other programs in the hospital have adopted it for hiring nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFun, Fast & Efficient: New Interview Strategy that Works!en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162464-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Fun, Fast &amp; Efficient: New Interview Strategy that Works!</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Woollard, Susan, BA, RN, MAEd, ENC(c), CHE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">North York General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Program Director, Emergency Services Program</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Toronto, Ontario, M2K 2E1, Canada</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(416) 756-6869</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">swoollar@nygh.on.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Recruitment and retention is an ongoing concern and process for Emergency Leaders. High turn over rates continue to be a challenge in this specialty area thus the need for ongoing hiring. A new process of station interviews was developed to reduce interviewing time for managers while attempting to ensure quality hires. <br/><br/>Design: A literature review was completed to assess whether station interviews were used in the hiring process for health care settings. A collaborative group including: human resources, clinical educators and management leadership developed the tool and a questionnaire as a method of evaluation. <br/><br/>Setting: This new process began at our community teaching hospital in an urban setting. <br/><br/>Participants: Students who completed their final clinical experience in the emergency department were the first group to be interviewed by this method. The same methodology expanded to experience nurses applying to work in emergency. <br/><br/>Methods: The candidates were given notification prior to interviews that this new method would be utilized. The interview team met and reviewed standardized questions and the rating scale. A time keeper was identified to monitor the time for each station. Candidates followed their station schedule and rotated at the request of the time keeper. Post interviews the team met and reviewed each candidate using the established criteria. <br/><br/>Results: The results demonstrated that interviews could be completed using a rotating station methodology with high reliability between the interviewers. Interviewee satisfaction was also very positive. <br/><br/>Recommendations: This tool has been recommended as the interview process of choice when hiring a number of nursing staff for the Emergency Department. Also, other programs in the hospital have adopted it for hiring nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:28:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:28:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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