The evolution of “evidence-based” medicine changed the healthcare industry. Not that long ago, clinical judgement, anecdotal evidence, and personal experience ruled clinical decision making. Then we discovered that using research to drive decision making, treatment guidelines, and policies vastly improved outcomes and saved lives.
Human Resources professionals in the healthcare industry are beginning to use this approach to build evidence-based hiring strategies for selecting and developing talent, defining the behavioral skills they are looking for, and implementing a consistent process to evaluate and develop these skills.
This whitepaper discusses the role of evidence-based hiring in the healthcare space and how it can be applied for senior leaders, physicians, nurses, and front-line staff through:
- Defining the desired skills and behavioral competencies for each role;
- Creating an efficient hiring process (including consideration of the candidate experience); and
- Integrating effective selection tools into the hiring system.