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If You Know Someone Who is Out of Work and Needs a FutureViews: 340
Nov 11, 2010 4:29 pm FLIP SIDE: If You Know Someone Who is Out of Work and Needs a Future

Eileen Brown
Hey Folks.

I am not raining on anyone's parade here, but as an employer of several different types of businesses, I have to interject a word or two about my own experiences in hiring and why programs such as what you lament could sometimes become necessary.

Example 01:

Quite a few years back, I needed to fill a C.N.A. position here at home. I placed an ad in the metro newspaper (Wichita Metro Area) and began the process of weeding out those callers who did not strike me as experienced enough to fill the very demanding job of daily caregiver for Russ. At that time, there were numerous calls, hundreds, in fact. I began the process of interviewing the folks I deemed experienced enough to actually fill the bill for the position.

65 interviews later, the realization that people who read "in home, private duty C.N.A." in a help wanted ad are not really looking for a J-O-B. They believe the work will be more of a "companion" type job, even with Q and A, a duties sheet and verbal expectations on my part, most of the people DID NOT WANT TO ACTUALLY DO THE JOB. They just wanted to GET PAID for coming to my house and chatting or running the vacuum. NONE of which was part of the JOB DESCRIPTION.

Unqualified people are always looking for easy money, and that is what my first help wanted ads for C.N.A.'s looked like.

I spent untold hours on the phone, untold hours with people in interviews, only to find that they had mis-represented themselves to me on the phone and the majority were not licensed by the state of Kansas, which was strictly called for in the ad.

A program that weeds out UN-QUALIFIED applicants is exactly what might have saved me hundreds of hours of time and headaches, no shows, rude behavior and some unmentionable parting words and acts (on the part of the applicant).


Actually, I just hired a C.N.A. a few weeks ago for the same position. People come and go, and over time, a C.N.A. gets burned out and needs to take some steps away and re-evaluate their relationship with the patient. Some have cried buckets over leaving our employ and others looked forward to wider avenues of patients and benefits.

Of course, I actively searched out applicants without placing an ad in a newspaper!


Eileen :)

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