Assignment 2: Discussion—Hiring for Success


At this point in the course you should be well armed with the tools and knowledge necessary to make better-informed and rational choices. Apply that knowledge as you tackle one of the most important, and yet heavily subjective, of management responsibilities—the hiring process.


Assume you have been tasked with redesigning your organization’s hiring processes. Respond to the following:


Select two of the six pitfalls listed below:


Influenced by initial impressions


Justifying past decisions


Seeing what you want to see


Perpetuating the status quo


Framing the hiring decision




Examine how you might change the process to avoid your selected pitfalls.


By the due date assigned, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through the end of the module, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.


Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation


Do the following when responding to your peers:


Read your peers’ answers.


Provide substantive comments by


contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;


building on the remarks or questions of others; or


sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences


Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.


Make sure your writing


is clear, concise, and organized;


demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and


displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.


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