Staff meet and greet

  1. So I had a phone interview early this week for a unit manager position. I think it went really well and they have asked me to come in to the facility. The first hour I will be there will be a meet and greet with the staff over pizza, and thenI will have the formal interview. This will be my first experience interviewing for a manager position and I am really excited.

    I'm wondering what I should be asking the staff. In addition to them meeting me, I think it's important for me to meet them. Has anybody done something like this before? How do these meetings normally go?
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  3. by   MrChicagoRN
    Smile, be friendly, ask them a little bit about themselves- how long they've worked there, what do they like/not like. What are they looking for in a manager?
    Basically, Be open, friendly, show an interest in them, answer their questions, and create a good impression
  4. by   Havin' A Party!
    How about current goals, challenges for the facility and for the particular unit you're interested in?
  5. by   kayern
    Ask them about the unit, how long they've been there, etc. I would also ask where they would like to the see unit going in the next 1-3 years.
  6. by   lmccrn62
    I was interviewed by my staff. I asked them why do you like working on this unit, if you could change one thing what would it be, what qualities do you expect from your manager.
  7. by   cfaith
    When I interviewed for a manager position I asked, "What is the biggest challenge you face in doing your job and how would I be able to help if I'm in this position?" I asked this to about 7 people they all said pretty much the same thing.....staffing and consistency with applying "rules".....