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by bigbee13

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We received a call back today and based on her behavior-based interview she is not a GOOD nurse and thus can't apply for for any of the Staff RN positions. During her interview she was given scenerios and she responded with what... Read More


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    I just want to add that even though it was Mayo that you are referring to, the idea of the Behavior Based interview is not Mayo's creation. You can research many many resources and see what they are looking for. Perhaps, just from reading the bit you spoke about your wife is that although she is a hard worker and does several things on the floor...she should downplay those because Mayo does not utilize RN's in that capacity. She needs to highlight her teamwork, collaboration, patient advocacy etc etc...not the I do this, I do that...

    Good Luck...
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    agirlandherdogs, we knew about that type of interview and my wife did not say I do this, I do that, I, I, I. That was me telling all the kind of work that she does and that was never found out because of the way the one manager asked questions and how that manager interpreted her answers. Then to add insult she was told that she could not apply to any other position within the hospital. Hey as another poster put, Managers and they can say this person is not a good worker or this person seems like they would not fit. I know this goes on, hell I have done it with other managers within different departments when I was in retail. If a persone interviewed at my store, I did not tell them that they could not apply at any other store. Just because I did not liker this person does not mean everyone else will not like them. This manager that interviewed her made it so she could not get another opportunity to interview within that large facility. C'mon it would be different if she had 2 or 3 interviews and everytime it was the same result stating that she would not be a good fit. Then you would have to start looking at yourself. Look at it this way, take 3 different managers within a company give them the persons resume and have them interview the same person 3 different days without getting feedback from each other untill after the interviews. Use the same format of questions and I bet they don't get the same results unless that person is one of two types, either that person is a slacker or a superstar. Everthing in between the people are going to have a different interpretation of the answers. All I have been saying is that she was judged by one person for the whole mayo clinic and that person was a manager of one small department not the head of the whole hospital. My wife interviewed at three other hospitals in MN and two hospitals in WI and was extended an offer at all of them. It has worked out for the better and we will be in MN in a few more weeks.





    Quote from agirlandherdogs
    I just want to add that even though it was Mayo that you are referring to, the idea of the Behavior Based interview is not Mayo's creation. You can research many many resources and see what they are looking for. Perhaps, just from reading the bit you spoke about your wife is that although she is a hard worker and does several things on the floor...she should downplay those because Mayo does not utilize RN's in that capacity. She needs to highlight her teamwork, collaboration, patient advocacy etc etc...not the I do this, I do that...

    Good Luck...
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    I was just told by a recently former Mayo employee that this is a new "Talent Plus" interview they're using. Not only is it for new employees...but current employees have to go through it if they try to change positions or move up. You can only EVER take it once...(which is why they told your wife she can't apply for other positions)...if a current employee "fails" it....they don't lose their job...but they are never eligible for promotions or lateral transfers. It's causing alot of dissention within the union and many staff are not happy. exp...nurses with seniority are being bipassed for promotions/transfers because of it.
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    That sounds pretty borderline with some legal issues. They better be carefull or there so called "talent plus" is going to come back and bite them. I will have to keep an eye or ear out to see if anything happens about that as I can't see everyone sitting back and letting the hospital controll the rest of there careers based on a few so called questions. Thanks for the info






    Quote from Aprilhere
    I was just told by a recently former Mayo employee that this is a new "Talent Plus" interview they're using. Not only is it for new employees...but current employees have to go through it if they try to change positions or move up. You can only EVER take it once...(which is why they told your wife she can't apply for other positions)...if a current employee "fails" it....they don't lose their job...but they are never eligible for promotions or lateral transfers. It's causing alot of dissention within the union and many staff are not happy. exp...nurses with seniority are being bipassed for promotions/transfers because of it.
    HM2VikingRN likes this.
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    I think that it smells of a way to blackball a person out pf the hospital. I am not impressed by the corporate bhaviors of the Mayo system....


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