2. Based on your calculations:
a) How would you evaluate the nurse recruiting strategy currently being used by the
I would pay particular attention to direct applications through walk-ins, newspaper
and journal ads and direct write-ins (in that order) as their quality of acceptance
is low (i.e. greater than 1.5).
Another precaution is the recruitment through community colleges as the one-
year survival yield is relatively high (2).
The other recruitment sources indicates possibility of good quality candidates
b) Is the hospital using too few or too many recruiting sources? Why? If you believe that
the hospital is using too many recruitment sources, which ones would you eliminate and
I would say they are using to many resources because their Average cost per
Nurse hire could be lowered if they eliminated Private employment agency and
hospital-based schools as recruiting sources.
Instead they can focus their resources on other recruitment sources such as
community colleges and job fairs as their yield ratio is close to 1
Moreover, university programs is also a good source, as the average cost is very
low. As well any cost savings through this method can be used to improve job
3. What are the implications of the data in Exhibit 2 with respect to the