Be prepared to discuss the questions outlined below during class and then respond to at least three (3) of these questions (from either article) in written form to the instructor. Minimum 250 words. “A Disastrous Hire” and “A Double Standard at HP”.
Describe the different selection standards and criteria for hiring a Chief Executive Officer, Senior Manager, or Director level employee in your company.
Describe your understanding of the tools available used to prevent an unsuccessful hiring decision; include tools such as resumes, references, official background checks, etc. How do you avoid a disaster such as the one that happened at H.P.?
The article describes the board’s view of Mr. Apotheker as “the best available athlete” – what does that term mean and how does one assess a “best athlete” in recruiting terms? What are the selection criteria and how do you as Human Resources professionals administer and/or manage the assessment of those criteria?
What are the pros and cons of making hiring decisions based on personal relationships? Where have you seen this before in your organization or in the news, and what transpired?
What recruiting mechanics/tools would you use to measure whether the candidate truly possesses the required skills and experiences (i.e. crisis management)?
What role does a job description play in this situation? What about the resume and how do you ascertain a good one from one that wouldn’t make the cut in your organization?