Week 4 Discussion Prompt
When you hire new employees, you must find the right fit on many levels. This week, Cockerell presents a situation that forces you to consider the trade-offs that may occur when looking for the right candidate for the job. As a hiring manager in the healthcare industry, discuss how you might weigh the balance between finding a person with the right attitude vs. someone with the right skill sets. In addition, explain how you would address this balance when a specific situation (i.e nursing shortage, employee/physician referral, regulatory requirement etc) is an overriding component to the hiring process.