It’s Time to Audit Auditions
It’s time for auditions to be audited by a third party.
That’s the recommendation by the Association of Certified Auditors, a non-profit organization that promotes the professional standards of auditing, as well as other organizations.
The audit is intended to make sure candidates are getting a fair and professional experience.
It will be conducted by a team of auditors who will review the entire process, including the final report.
There’s no minimum time limit for the audit.
“The auditors are not a union, they are not paid by employers, they do not have a salary and they are independent contractors,” said Susan O’Leary, president and CEO of the AA.
“They are paid to look at things, and we have a policy against any kind of labor union in auditing.”
The AA’s auditors will also be tasked with assessing the candidate’s suitability to perform the role, O’Brien said.
“It’s very much in the interest of the candidate to get an honest, fair and impartial assessment of the experience,” she said.
It’s important to remember that the AA will not be providing a full audit, O’thar said.
The group is not recommending that candidates submit audited reports or any kind is a prerequisite for an offer.
But they are looking to see whether the candidate is meeting all the qualifications.
It would be nice if they were, said O’Donnell.
“But it’s not the responsibility of the employer,” she added.
The AA has seen a significant uptick in job openings in the past few years, especially in areas such as nursing care and healthcare, according to the group’s data.
“With the rising cost of living and the fact that the health care industry is in decline, it’s become a lot more difficult for employers to hire the best and the brightest,” O’Connor said.
But, she added, the group believes that this is the right time to change how employers hire.
“I think the time to do this is now, and it’s really important for employers,” she explained.
“If they’re looking to hire people that have the ability to work with people who are doing great work and who are willing to go into a situation and get their work done, I think it’s time.”
The group also has a new job board, which is designed to help candidates find jobs.
The job board is meant to give employers a way to see how their candidates are performing, and is a “one-stop shop for hiring,” O’thara said.
Other than that, there’s no formal requirement to do an audited job, she said, and there’s nothing stopping an employer from offering a job if it’s what they need to hire someone.
The auditors’ recommendations are available online and in a book, entitled A Guide to Audit: How to Audit Your Employer.
It is available to all candidates who wish to apply for the position.
The position will open in mid-September and fill a vacancy in nursing care.
The deadline for applications is Oct. 15.
A full audit will be completed in November, O’sLeary said.
A job search can be daunting, and candidates may not have the knowledge or the skills to take on the task, O’doon said.
Candidates will have to have a “proper understanding of audited practices,” and to “have demonstrated competency in audited work,” according to an official AA announcement.
The recommendations for how to do the audit are also available in a PDF.
The new job boards are a step in the right direction, said Michelle C. Johnson, a nursing professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago who is an expert in audit reform.
She is also the founder of audacity, a project that is designed for employers and their employees to find out what’s happening in the hiring process.
It provides training, resources and a website to help recruiters identify the candidates with the best fit, and helps them better prepare for interviews, she explained in an email.
But it doesn’t go far enough, Johnson said.
Many companies are not auditing their hiring processes, and that means there are often gaps in the process, which can create opportunities for mistakes, she wrote.
“What employers need to be careful about is they are setting the bar too high,” Johnson said, “and that’s going to be a real challenge for them as they try to find people to fill positions.”
In the end, O’veyney said, a job search is a very human process.
“This is not about making it easier to hire, but it is about finding someone that you are looking for,” she told The Hill.
“There are many, many other people who have been working at a company, they don’t have that experience, so they don?t know what it takes to do it.”
More to come on this story.