The Role of Culture in Hiring (and Firing)

Jeff Cornwall:”We tried several creative ways to find out if someone would fit in our culture. We had a very decentralized structure that was not dominated by our physicians. We had to make sure that we hired physicians and staff that fit into this culture. We would have them sit in treatment meetings and meet formally and informally with many of our staff. We would talk to our front line staff about each possible hire, and it was that group who often had veto power. Several prospective employees were not hired because they did not treat our receptionist with respect.”

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