Think of the jobs you have held. What were some of the tactics used to recruit you for these positions? What were some pros and cons for the organization of recruiting you through these methods?
You are a human resource professional at a large retail chain working to standardize the company’s design for interviewing by insuring that all interviewees for a specific job answer the same questions. The questions need to be relevant to the job and maintain equal employment opportunity. Develop three questions to include in the interview process for each of the following three jobs. For each question, state why you think it should be included.
Cashier at one of the company’s stores.
Buyer of the store’s teen clothing line.
Accounts payable clerk at company headquarters.
Read “Managing Talent: Can Yahoo Still Attract Tech Workers?” at the end of chapter five and answer the following three questions:
How could Yahoo strengthen its internal recruiting? How would these actions strengthen corporate strategy? Use recent new about Yahoo to support your answer.
Imagine that you are in charge of campus recruiting for Yahoo. At what schools would you focus your efforts and how would you work to attract potential employees? Consider current trends and events as you explain why?
- After examining the supply of and demand for labor at Yahoo, what conclusions can be drawn?
- Pick two of the selection methods identified in this module and discuss, with a focus on current events, how they compare in reliability, validity, ability to generalize, utility, and compliance to laws.