New hire

Best fit or misfit body?

Hassan Abdel-Aziz, Lisa Anderson

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Abstract

Faculty of the Medical Technology Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA, sought to determine whether the shortage of clinical laboratory personnel influenced standards used in hiring new team members. A survey of laboratory managers and directors in Georgia was developed to determine the demographic characteristics of facilities and the attributes considered most important in new hires. The survey was performed using SurveyMonkey, an online measurement tool, and had a 37 percent response rate. Results showed that laboratory managers make the ultimate decision in hiring new personnel in most facilities. Of all attributes included in the survey, dependability and emotional stability were considered the most important factors; grade-point-average was considered the least important. Approximately 75 percent of respondents said their answers would not change if a position was vacant for a long period of time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical Leadership and Management Review
Volume21
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Medical Laboratory Personnel
Medical Faculties
Demography
Technology
Surveys and Questionnaires
Hiring
Personnel
Managers
Dependability
Shortage
Emotion
Demographic characteristics
Response rate
Factors
Medical technology
Gas
Long period

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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New hire : Best fit or misfit body? / Abdel-Aziz, Hassan; Anderson, Lisa.

In: Clinical Leadership and Management Review, Vol. 21, No. 3, 01.05.2007.

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