Selection and Recruitment in the Healthcare Professions

Research, Theory and Practice

Editors: Patterson, Fiona, Zibarras, Lara (Eds.)

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How we recruit future healthcare professionals is critically important, as the demand for high quality healthcare increases across the globe. This book questions what the evidence tells us about how best to select those most suited to a career in healthcare, ensuring that the approaches used are relevant and fair to all who apply.

The editors of this collection take a comprehensive look at the latest research surrounding recruitment and selection into healthcare roles. Each chapter is authored by leading experts and, using international case material, the practical implications for workforce policy are explored. They review the key stages in designing effective selection systems and discuss how best to evaluate the quality of selection processes. Evidence from role analysis studies as well as the effectiveness of different selection methods including aptitude and situational judgment tests, personality assessment and interviews are examined. Chapters also cover approaches to student selection and recruitment for postgraduate trainees through to senior appointments. Finally they highlight contemporary issues in recruitment, including the use of technology, selecting for values, candidate perceptions, coaching issues and how best to promote diversity and widening access.

About the authors

Fiona Patterson is a leading international expert in selection, assessment and innovation in organisations. She is the founding Director for Work Psychology Group, providing advice to organisations internationally and Visiting Professor to the University of London, UK, having previously held academic posts at the Universities of Cambridge, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Lara Zibarras is Senior Lecturer in Organizational Psychology at City, University of London, UK. As a chartered occupational psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, Lara has conducted extensive selection assessment research in high-stakes settings, focusing on the applicants’ perspective, diversity and use of innovative assessment methods. She has published widely in academic journals and consulted for public and private sector organisations in the areas of selection, training, development and psychometric assessment.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook £79.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94970-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selection and Recruitment in the Healthcare Professions
Book Subtitle
Research, Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Fiona Patterson
  • Lara Zibarras
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94971-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94971-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94970-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 379
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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