Monday, 21 October 2013

Day 36: Interviews – recruiting for values

Interviews today for Quality & Patient Safety Manager.  We have found a fantastic individual who performed well, demonstrating that calm and composed credibility can be just as influential, sometimes more so, than more extroverted styles of communication.

Very important to our decision-making was getting someone with the right values.  Competence in the role is important; however, QIPP, CQUIN and other acronym-based stuff can be learnt.  Displaying the values, enshrined in the NHS Constitution, are the foundation-stone I look for in anyone I would want to employ.

I believe we've found a great addition to the team and really look forward to when they start with us.

NHS Employers advocates a values-based approach to recruitment including support tools available online.