Values-based recruitment in health care
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Values-based recruitment in health care

Sam Louise Miller At time of writing was practice-based learning facilitator, Learning and Develoment, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, England

Values-based recruitment is a process being introduced to student selection for nursing courses and appointment to registered nurse posts. This article discusses the process of values-based recruitment and demonstrates why it is important in health care today. It examines the implications of values-based recruitment for candidates applying to nursing courses and to newly qualified nurses applying for their first posts in England. To ensure the best chance of success, candidates should understand the principles and process of values-based recruitment and how to prepare for this type of interview.

Nursing Standard. 29, 21, 37-41. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.21.37.e9339

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 17 July 2014

Accepted: 27 October 2014

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