1-2 Selection decision making

1-2 Selection - Selection Decision Making Exercise Learning objectives Increase familiarity with the tools used in assessing job candidates

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Selection Decision Making Exercise Learning objectives: Increase familiarity with the tools used in assessing job candidates Practice combining multiple pieces of information to make a single decision Rationale: Selection decisions are seldom a matter of simply choosing an individual based on a single piece of information. Instead, final choices require managers to combine multiple pieces of information, including work experience, personality and ability test scores, and interviews. The current assignment is designed to give you a sense of this hiring process in the context of a promotion opportunity in a large Hardware/Software manufacturing organization. Scenario Gonerd Inc. is a large company (I’m surprised you’ve never heard of them) which employs 120,000 people in several different divisions including hardware design, the research and development of software, and engineering. The company has an opening in their R&D division for an Associate Manager for Product Development. This position requires a combination of knowledge of most programming languages, the capabilities and requirements of Mac, Windows, and other operating systems, as well as the needs and preferences of the software market. Although this information is related, it is not common to find someone who has deep expertise in all three. Typically, experts in programming are trained in Java, C+, C++, etc., and understand how to right code with any language and for all operating systems; experts on operating systems are trained in all operating systems, the current versions as well as older ones, and understand the maximum capabilities of each; and experts in the software market are trained in business and understand how to market new products. Gonerd Inc. does not currently have an established methodology for filling these job openings. There is a history of using promotion from within, to provide incentives to lower level employees and also preserve the company’s culture. On the other hand, the company has grown relatively rapidly requiring many external hires. These new employees have brought fresh insight to many organizational problems. At home assignment:
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2011 for the course MAN 4301 taught by Professor Kammeyer during the Fall '10 term at University of Florida.

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1-2 Selection - Selection Decision Making Exercise Learning objectives Increase familiarity with the tools used in assessing job candidates

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