Hiring and keeping quality staff is a constant challenge, even on the most stable floors. So circumstances change, but as a leader-manager, you want to ensure that your staff is not turning over because of something that you can impact. Who should you hire? Who is liable to stay? Who is liable to leave? Who is a good nurse? Who is not? Who should you hire? If you have never hired someone, you have probably at least been on the other end; the new nurse who is searching for a job, and going through the resume building, scheduling appointments, planning what to wear, and interviewing, waiting. These steps are an important part of the job hunt, but in this process, as the person who is now on the hiring end of this continuum, can you improve your skills in picking and retaining the best nurses for your staff, patients, and the organization? With preparation you can.
Start by considering these questions for this assignment: Explain if you think there is/is not a nursing shortage? How can my organization attract quality candidates? What can be done to make the interviewing process a valuable way to sort through nursing candidates without offending anyone? What things should an employer never do or say during an interview? What is the process for ensuring that the newly hired nurse is placed in the most advantageous work environment? How can the new nurse be socialized into the work environment& understand the role of governing organizations for example The Joint Commission and others.