Tips for Effective Hiring Practices

As an operational consultant at Alegria Specialty Pharmacy, Ellen Scharaga assists in the development of medications used to treat chronic illnesses like HIV and hepatitis C. In past positions, Ellen Scharaga, a resident of Melville, NY, was tasked with executive duties such as recruiting and training new personnel.

Effective hiring strategies help to avoid unsatisfactory job performances and conflict between employees and management. Using an automated resume screening system is a great way to eliminate unqualified candidates before the interview process even begins. When interviewed, potential employees should be able to give multiple examples of their skills and how they can be used in the workplace.

Similarly, those who have reached the final stages of a company’s employee screening process should be placed into simulated scenarios that test their qualifications in a real-time setting to see how they react to pressure and how well they interact with others. Finally, and arguably most importantly, the employee screening process should include questions and activities that allow interviewers to assess how well an individual will fit into the current office culture. Many individuals will have the skills to perform a job; however, it is the employer’s responsibility to determine whether or not a worker is capable of doing so without disturbing the chemistry of the current staff.


Five Benefits of Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Membership

A registered pharmacist in the state of New York, Ellen Scharaga resides in Melville, NY. Ellen Scharaga currently serves as an operational consultant for Alegria Specialty Pharmacy and maintains membership with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP).

Holding membership with AMCP comes with several benefits, including the following.

1. Subscriptions to the Daily Dose and Legislative/Regulatory Update, AMCP-produced literature that shares stories and legislation impacting the pharmaceutical industry.

2. Access to the AMCP Guide to Pharmaceutical Payment Methods, which details forms of alternative payments for prescriptions and medications.

3. Invitations to join sanctioned meetings throughout the year to build networks and learn about the latest industry practices. This includes the annual meeting in the fall, which offers opportunities to earn continuing education credits.

4. Admission into the online membership directory as well as AMCP’s Online Career Center.

5. Ability to research industry trends and statistical resources through the organization’s online portal. For ease, the portal allows members to search for keywords, expediting the process of learning.