Group interviewing for the purpose of selection


Andrea Jordan, PO Box 543, Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039, Australia.


This paper describes the process of utilizing group interview techniques combined with elements of qualitative methodology to facilitate the selection of newly registered nurses for acceptance into a graduate nurse programme. The paper demonstrates the flexibility and adaptability of group interviewing when interviewing large numbers of candidates for a limited number of positions. It explores the process from a humanistic perspective and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the instrument, which will enable further refinement and applicability.