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NHS Employers launches recruitment checklist

3 July 2014

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NHS Employers have developed a self-assessment checklist which organisations will be encouraged to complete as part of their wider values based employment practices to see how ready their organisation is for value based recruitment (VBR). 

The checklist is aimed at helping identify areas of strengths and may help create an implementing a values based recruitment action list.

It has been developed as part of Health Education England’s VBR programme which aims to ensure that the NHS has a workforce not only with the right skills and in the right numbers, but with the right values to support effective team working and deliver excellent patient care and experience.

The checklist covers:

 – Values and your organisation.

 – Values behaviours and organisational processes.

 – Values and recruitment.

The checklist says: “Successful VBR should have a clear focus on requirements and a clear demonstration that these values are fully supported by your organisation.

“Organisations who have successfully implemented and evaluated values-based recruitment practices report that there are many benefits to be gained from investing time and resources into doing VBR well, from reducing agency spend and recruitment costs, to boosting staff morale, creating a more positive work environment, and most importantly, ensuring that patients receive the best care possible.”