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- by RiaRN3 Nov 2, '09I'm really curious... Is there a policy for HR or nurse recruiters to have a minimum quota for people they have to consider/ interview for a position? I've gone on a couple of interviews, four of which are for major hospitals in my area. Although I'm pretty sure it's me that has the problem (being beyond dreadful with interviews), I've recently read an old thread on how HR/ nurse recruiters have to interview all applicants in the running despite having made up their minds.
Do they do that?
Would HR/ nurse recruiters call applicants for an interview just to "fill in" /pad the number of applicants for a position and make it seem more in demand, in paper (or in their records)?
In online applications, why would they "apply" you for jobs you haven't personally chosen to apply for if not to pad their applicants-for-consideration numbers? For example, in your "jobs applied basket" you might one day find a number of positions you haven't personally "applied" for. (Happened to me. And I know every single job I applied for!)... This bothers me. Isn't this falsifying records?
Any thoughts/ info on this is greatly appreciated!
- Nov 2, '09 by RiaRN3(OMG! I can't edit my title anymore! hahaha. Sorry for the grammatical error!! )
- Nov 2, '09 by fiveofpeepI think they are much too busy and overloaded with applicants to just interview for the heck of it or to meet a quota
- Nov 2, '09 by pennyalineQuote from maggioflioreActually, I think they do have to interview every applicant who meets the standards of the job they're trying to fill. I mean, can you imagine the potential discrimination suits they might have to deal with if they didn't? They can!I think they are much too busy and overloaded with applicants to just interview for the heck of it or to meet a quota
Everyone who doesn't meet the exacting job description and qualifying factors will be culled out at the start. Applicants who don't get culled must be interviewed, even if the person in charge of hiring the position has already made up his or her mind. You never know. It's conceivable that the perfect applicant could be the very last person through the door, or the very first, or the 'n'-tieth, or any other position in the parade. The person doing the hiring won't offer the job to anyone until he or she has interviewed everyone who qualified on paper. It's the smart thing to do.
- Nov 2, '09 by fiveofpeepthats not what I have heard from managers and HR people in california
- Nov 2, '09 by HushdawgIt depends on the company, location, etc... many factors go into play.
Some companies have policies to interview everyone who applies even if there are no position openings so that they can have a more comprehensive file of applicants.
Some local or state laws may require that interviews are granted for certain types of positions.
I wouldn't worry about what THEY have to do. Focus on yourself.
Give each interview as if it will be your last.
Give your best game each time.
That way even if there is not a position right now, they will be more mindful of you when a position comes open in a few weeks.
- Nov 3, '09 by RNperdiemThis sounds as bad as college admissions sometimes.