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Western Connecticut Health Network is an organization formed in 2010 by Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital along with their affiliates such as Western Connecticut Medical Group formerly Danbury Office of Physician Services Jeffrey Pfeffers article Producing Sustainable Competitive Advantage Through the Effective Management of People discusses thirteen practices for managing a workforce that attribute to an organizations competitive advantage and success Western Connecticut Health Network has a competitive advantage through effective management of their workforce by employing a multitude of Pfeffers practices Among these are selectivity in recruiting cross-utilization and cross training and promotion withinThree Practices Employed by Western Connecticut Health NetworkSelectivity in RecruitingWestern Connecticut Health Network has thousands of employees that work in offices in Connecticut and New York According to Human Resource recruiter Kathryn Duras around 25000 employment applications are received every year for 400 job postings Applicants are required to complete a 90 part behavioral questionnaire when submitting an application This questionnaire tests how an individual would perform working in groups and in a healthcare setting If the application scores high the application is then passed on to the Human Resources Department and the manager of the department that listed the open position Applicants are then chosen and have two interviews which are with a Human Resources recruiter and with the manager of the department If the job posting is a clerical or administrative position then various computer literacy and typing efficiency tests are given Due to the volume of applications that are received every year for each posting the process can take several months from the time of application to the job offer itself The job offer is then contingent upon a health physical background check and drug screenIn terms of performance grading Western Connecticut Health Network receives a B in this category Due to the intensity and length of the application process when an applicant
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