Final Exam Questions On The 13 Strategic Staffing Strategy

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Register to read the introduction… (TCO F) Assume you gave a general ability test, measuring both verbal and computational skills, to a group of applicants for a specific job. Also assume that because of severe hiring pressures, you hired all of the applicants, regardless of their test scores. How would you investigate the criterion-related validity of the test? (Points: 25)

1. (TCO H) There are numerous negative organizational consequences to firing employees, including the discomfort of the supervisor who delivers the termination information, conflict or sabotage from the departing employee, and the potential for a lawsuit. In response, many supervisors provide problem employees unpleasant work tasks, reduced working hours, or otherwise negatively modify their jobs in hopes that the problem employees will simply quit. What are the ethical issues raised by this strategy? (Points: 30)

1. (TCO A) Imagine an organization that has a staffing process in which vacancies are filed (a) on a lottery basis from among job applicants, or (b) on a first-come, first-hired basis among job applicants. Predict the potential problems associated with these scenarios. (Points:
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(TCO D) It has been suggested that “ethical conduct” be formally incorporated as a general competency requirement for any job within the organization. Debate the pros and cons of this suggestion. (Points: 30)

1. (TCO I) Consider a circumstance where your organization is doing exit interviews and has promised confidentiality to all who respond. Your supervisor has asked you to give the name of each respondent so she can assess the information in conjunction with the person’s supervisor. What obligation do corporate HR employees have to keep information confidential in such circumstances? (Points: 20)

(TCO B) Discuss the 13 strategic staffing decisions one must make when developing an organizational staffing strategy. Do you believe that some of them are more important to an organization than others? Which ones? Fully explain your reasoning, providing clear examples to illustrate your position. (Points: 25)

(TCO E) You are the staffing manager for your organization. Fully discuss the administrative issues that you would address in the planning stage of external recruiting. Explain the importance of each issue. (Points:
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(Points: 30)

(TCO F) You are a staffing professional. Describe how you might go about determining scores for applicants’ responses to: a. interview questions, b. letters of recommendation, and c. questions about previous work experience. (Points: 25)

(TCO H) You are an HR Manager for ABC Corporation. Your strategic staffing plan indicates that in the next five years, your 500 Customer Service Representatives will need specific computer skills to utilze a new technology that is planned. None of the reps currently have this skill. Other than terminating all of the employees and hiring new employees with the required skills, discuss two possible alternatives the company might consider. (Points: 30)

. (TCO A) Imagine an organization that has a staffing process in which vacancies are filed (a) on a lottery basis from among job applicants, or (b) on a first-come, first-hired basis among job applicants. Predict the potential problems associated with these scenarios. (Points:

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