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Employers today ask for more than relevant skills and experience: they also want to know about the values of potential recruits.
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Employers today ask for more than relevant skills and experience: they also want to know about the values of potential recruits

The 2013 Francis report into the Mid Staffs care scandal called for 'changes in attitudes, culture, values and behaviour'. Since then, many NHS trusts have tried to ensure their staff values align to those of the organisation and reflect the NHS Constitution.

One way to do this is through a values based recruitment process. As well as showing that they have the relevant skills and experience for the post, job candidates are expected to demonstrate core values such as compassion, dignity, respect, honesty and teamwork. The aim is to ensure staff have the personal qualities necessary to deliver high quality patient-centred care.

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