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Behavioral interviewing as part of values based recruitment for community nursing programmes


The widespread implementation of values based recruitment (VBR) has been indicated as a priority in both health settings and the recruitment of students within Higher Education Institutes (HEI’s). This opportunity prompts organisations to evaluate recruitment processes, and essentially the values, behaviours and attitudes of applicants. VBR begins at the point of advertisement, but for the purpose of this paper, the selection process will be the focus. There is an expectation that organisations will move away from ‘conventional’ interview panel questions which explore hypothesised responses to a scenario (situational interviewing), in favour of behavioural interviewing. This paper explores the process of behavioural interviewing as part of VBR for post graduate community nurse programmes within a University. The University has implemented a three staged approach to selection including an unseen presentation, a group work exercise and an interview panel (behavioural interview techniques), for each candidate successfully shortlisted. This paper shares the practice of the selection process of candidates in a bid to understand the outcomes of VBR.

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Kirman, J

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences\Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health


Year of publication: 2016
Date of RADAR deposit: 2016-11-02

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