Corder K et al (2014) How to recruit caring and compassionate HCAs. Nursing Times; 110: 13, 20-22.
“Heathcare organisations are faced with the challenge of recruiting staff who have caring and compassionate values, so need to ensure these can be identified at interview. We piloted multiple mini-interviews as a possible solution to recruiting healthcare assistants. This article outlines how these were implemented and highlights some of the pitfalls of using this approach. Although the work has not been evaluated formally we decided to share our early experiences of using this approach so others can learn from our practice.”
What do you think?
- Can interviews effectively judge whether a person has caring and compassionate values?
- What alternative recruitment methods have you found work well?
- Can healthcare workers be trained to be compassionate?