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Question #1 How is internal assessment useful for more than just evaluating employees for other positions in the company? Provide an example. Another way that an internal assessment is more useful than just evaluating employees for other positions is that they can assess employees to enhance the firm’s strategic capabilities. An organization needs to be aware of all employees’ abilities and their strengths and weaknesses. An example would be when an organization wants to update or change its focus on another department and they need to hire some new people, they can make a computer program and have them answer questions to see who is qualified to be the best fit to complete the task at hand. Question #2 See/read pages 316-317, Case Study Respond to #1 under “Questions” on page 317.
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Unformatted text preview: What are the advantages and disadvantages of the FBI using a multiple hurdles approach to select special agents? A multiple hurdles approach is a scoring approach whereby candidates must receive a passing score on an assessment before being allowed to continue on in the selection process. (pg. 296) A few advantages is that they meet specific gates while bringing diversified skill sets and backgrounds to the bureau and can find those that are meant to be a part of the team. The disadvantages are that not all have uniform abilities across the bureau, some are better at things, and some are worse at things. Reference Phillips, J. M. & Gully, S. M. (2011). Strategic Staffing (2 nd Ed.). Boston, MA, Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall...
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