"If you always hire people who are smaller than you are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. If, on the other hand, you always hire people who are bigger than you are, we shall become a company of giants." – David Ogilvy
Employees selecting employees is empowering and inspires ownership. Employees who are trained to interview and hire their co-workers are invested in them, model excellent behavior for them, train them, and most importantly - want them to be successful.
My observations over more than two decades in healthcare have led me to a firm belief that the work of healthcare is performed (for the most part!) by dedicated, caring, and competent individuals. Though the work to be done and the healthcare labor pool is diverse in needed educational, training, and specialized knowledge, each role to be served is important to the overall success of each healthcare organization.