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Values-based nurse recruitment: what you need to know to shine at your job interview

Tips for showing you’re the right fit for an organisation – and it’s the right place for you

Tips for showing you’re the right fit for an organisation – and it’s the right place for you

Values-based recruitment helps employers recruit staff whose values fit with the those of the organisation.

This approach to recruitment in healthcare gained currency following the 2013 publication of the Francis Report – the public inquiry into poor care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust chaired by Robert Francis QC.

In the report on the inquiry, Sir Robert said: ‘Much of what needs to be done does not require additional financial resources but change in attitudes, culture, values and behaviours.’

The practice of recruiting for values is well established

I have worked in the NHS for almost 25 years and have interviewed well over 1,000 staff. I have also had interviews


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