Values based recruitment in occupational therapy interviews

Christopher McKenna

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The NHS constitution (NHS 2015) indicates that organisations should build upon the NHS values. This will impact on the recruitment strategies for organisations. Within the university this has led to a change in recruitment strategy which will affect the manner in which students are recruited. In response to this we have established a clear strategy which tests the value base of the applicants rather than asking them questions about their values.
This poster will explore the strategies employed and reflect on the contribution of each element of the interview process including the input from academics, service users, students and clinicians. It will also consider the outcomes of this strategy
including the impact this has made for recruitment on both undergraduate and postgraduate pre registration programmes. Some additional consideration will be given to the transferability of this strategy for recruitment to practitioner posts
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventCollege of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2016 - Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Jun 201630 Jun 2016
Conference number: 40


ConferenceCollege of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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