Cof­fee of­fered as sweet­ener

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Scott Morgan

Grad­u­ate nurses who un­suc­cess­fully ap­ply for work at Auck­land hospi­tal no longer walk away empty handed if they don’t get the job.

Auck­land Dis­trict Health Board’s hu­man re­sources de­part­ment re­cently in­tro­duced a pol­icy of giv­ing the young nurses a Muf­fin Break cof­fee voucher if they reach the in­ter­view stage.

ADHB re­cruit­ment man­ager Vanessa Aplin says the scheme, which will cost be­tween $200 and $250 this year, is a way of con­grat­u­lat­ing stu­dents for com­plet­ing their study and be­ing of­fered an in­ter­view.

A March re­port to the board notes the voucher sys­tem seeks to “en­hance the can­di­date’s jour­ney” as part of the wider re­cruit­ment process.

The re­port says the aim is to “add to the pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence for the can­di­date and in­crease the ap­peal of ADHB as an or­gan­i­sa­tion to work for”.

Tonix Health Re­cruit­ment di­rec­tor Kate Jack­son says no grad­u­ate nurse is go­ing to ac­cept a job of­fer be­cause of a free cof­fee.

“At the end of the day all grad­u­ates get the same salary.

“It’s about whether or not Auck­land is go­ing to suit them as an in­di­vid­ual.”

But Ms Jack­son also com­mended the board on look­ing for “the feel good fac­tor”.

“If Auck­land are say­ing we’re go­ing to value you and your train­ing with a cof­fee voucher, good luck to them.”

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