Asssignment 3 Recruitment and Staffing Proposal
Worth up to 18 points or 18 % of total grade in the course.
Objective of the assignment: The objective of this assignment is to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of the steps required to recruit and staff for an important segment of the workplace and to demonstrate your strategic skills to the CEO. You will share some of the essential strategic and administrative steps for this important function of Human Resources and will include metrics for which to evaluate the recruitment and selection approach that will be implemented.
The situation: Suppose that you are the new HR Director at HSS (the case study presented in our Course Resources under modules) and you have already made a presentation to the CEO and the Board of Directors on the need for HR planning and and enhanced strategic role that HR must play in the organization. After that presentation, and having read the research on managing human resources strategically that you have presented (assignment 2 literature review), the CEO confides that she has been thinking about how the senior staff in the organization are recruited and selected. As a result, she has asked you to propose new recruitment and selection methods for the senior level employees.
The CEO’s directive to you is to prepare a short (approximately five-page double spaced) proposal that includes at the least:
1. A cover memo to the CEO providing an overview of the task assigned and a summary of your proposal
2. A description of at least three recruitment approaches that could be considered
3. A description of at least three selection approaches that could be considered
4. A cost/benefit analysis and comparison of the approaches of both the recruitment and selection approached
5. Metrics the organization could use to evaluate the effectiveness of the on-going recruitment and selection of senior level employees. Propose at least three metrics for the evaluation (include the time frame for your evaluation period such as six months after entry into the position).
6. Your recommended approach and your arguments/justification to defend your choices.
7. A conclusion section that includes a summary of the approaches recommended, the benefits and any other aspects to the proposal you want to highlight.
Notes: Use topic headings to organization your presentation, include in-text citations for statements of fact, and provide a reference page if in text citations are used in the proposal, use professional level language and writing.
Module three (found in week three) offers some information helpful about how to recruit. You may add to your thoughts by researching the topic but following are a few articles you may find helpful. If the links do not work, please just cut and paste them into your browser. The last resource I’ve listed is a very good research article from the Center for Creative Leadership about selecting executives. If the links do not work, please copy and paste into your browser.
Clear Fit. (2012, November 22). How Recruiting Methods Have Changed Over the Past Ten Years. Retrieved from Clear Fit: http://www.clearfit.com/resource-center/candidate-sourcing/hiring-and-recruiting-how-recruiting-methods-have-changed-over-the-past-ten-years/
Demarco, E. & Rossini, R. (2013, August 13). Creative recruiting: 7 innovative ways to land your dream hire. Retrieved from http://www.hrmorning.com/creative-recruiting-land-dream-hire/
Chris Joseph, eHow Contributor. (n.d.). The Advantages of Recruitment From Newspaper Want Ads. Retrieved January 30, 2014, from ehow.com:http://www.ehow.com/info_7935787_advantages-recruitment-newspaper-want-ads.html
Giles, Karl. “7 Benefits of Social Media of Recruitment.” 7 Benefits of Social Media of Recruitment. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014. <http://www.employmentguide.com/careeradvice/_Benefits_of_Social_Media_of_Recruitment.htm>.
Root, George N. “Advantages & Disadvantages of Internal Recruitment.” Small Business. Chron, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. http://smallbusiness.chron.com/advantages-disadvantages-internal-recruitment-11212.html
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