Week 2 Case Study
Keiser University, Lakeland, FL
Question 1 A virtual tryout creates a simulated environment of the workplace; it is an online assessment tool that many employers are using (Veritude; 2007). While this assessment system is becoming more popular among businesses, there are both advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of a virtual tryout might include a lower turnover rate because prospective employees can engage in what will be their actual work requirement. A virtual tryout may enable businesses to hire candidates that are more qualified based on the tryout, at a faster rate (Snell & Bohlander; 2013; p. 283). Disadvantages of a virtual tryout …show more content…
In my opinion, this is the best way to hire an employee as one would have all of the facts about this person instead of just a few.
Question 2 I think there is one EEO concern with virtual tryouts, especially if this is what the employer bases the hiring decision on. Accommodations must be made for persons with disabilities. For example, if a prospective employee is in a wheelchair and the job entails, say, retrieving books from a high shelf, can a virtual tryout accommodate for lower shelves?
Question 3 I do not believe virtual tryouts are better suited for certain jobs, provided the tryouts are completely accurate for the position for which they are meant. In my opinion, any company can tailor a virtual tryout for their specific needs: to see how a teacher teaches, how a salesperson sells, if a cook can cook (maybe one can’t actually taste, but one can simulate unable to come up with any positions which could not work virtually. I think if a company has the right program, it can work for …show more content…
A performance appraisal is defined as “…process in which a manager evaluates an employee’s performance relative to the requirements of his or her job and uses the information to show the person where improvements are needed and why” (Snell & Bohlander; 2013; p. 344). The appraisal system has many uses, such as communicating the employee’s goals and how these goals can be relevant to company goals (Snell & Bohlander; 2013; p. 348). Employees need to know what they are working towards and how to go about reaching the desired end result. An appraisal will hold the employee responsible for their actions and will allow them to see strengths and weaknesses. It will enable an employer to make sure the employee has the tools needed to develop in their career successfully (Snell & Bohlander; 2013; p. 348). The appraisal is also useful in determining an employee’s compensation and potential for promotion. It allows for feedback on performance and achievements. It can also be used to document any negative issues with an employee, which would be useful for any legal actions (Snell & Bohlander; 2013; p. 353, 354). A performance appraisal, in my opinion, is motivating. Employees want to know how their performance is seen and evaluated by managers. I believe this makes people work harder to achieve their