This is the picture of the organisation I aspire to lead, and I recognise that at UHL, but we have more to do. We have therefore commissioned Strengths Based Careers Coaching and Recruitment training at UHL, a tried and tested recruitment methodology that enhances the selection process and gives confidence that people who are a good fit for the role (as well as having the clinical or technical competence) are appointed.
Strengths-based selection is about appointing the “right people into the right posts” or ‘round pegs in round holes’. It is based on identifying individuals’ natural strengths, motivations, and values as well as their clinical/technical competency, which fundamentally assures whether someone can do the job, and makes the difference between an employee and a ‘great’ employee.
The Strengths recruitment approach fits with the NHS Professional Leadership and Behaviours, and, at a time where recruitment and retention of staff is key to patient satisfaction, and provision of safe, high quality care, the need to recruit the ‘right people into the right post’ is paramount.