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Your initial response should answer three of the following questions, with at least one from each chapter of the class textbook.
5-3. A company has come up with a new selection test and decides to try it out on some of its current workers before giving it to job applicants. A group of its current workers volunteered to take the test and 84 percent were male and 7 percent were over the age of 40. The scores on the test that each of the volunteers earned were correlated with the performance ratings each of the workers received in the company’s annual performance review process. The sizable correlation between the two sets of scores let the company conclude that the test is valid. What type of validity evidence has the company generated? Are these potential problems with the company’s estimate of the test? Describe these potential problems. How could the problem be avoided?
5-4. You have been asked by your company to hire a new worker for your unit. You have been given responsibility for conducting the recruitment and selection. How would you recruit for your new worker? Explain why you would use those particular methods and sources. How would you go about selecting the applicant who will actually get the job? Would you use some sort of tests and interview? If so, what kind and it what order?
5-7. Your boss has stated that he wants the hiring program to hire the best workers and to be legally defensible. Are those two compatible? What would be your basic recommendations to your boss to achieve those two goals?
6-10. The departure of senior workers through retirement can mean that years of experience and knowledge are walking out an organization’s doors. This “brain drain” can cripple an organization’s ability to remain competitive, particularly if it is difficult to regularly hire younger talent. What approaches would you recommend to reduce this problem?
6-4. In an age when more and more companies are downsizing, an increasingly trendy concept is the “virtual corporation.” The idea is that a company should have a core of owners and managers, but that, to the greatest degree possible, workers should be contingent—temporary, part-time, or on short-term contracts. This gives the corporation maximum flexibility to shift vendors, cut costs, and avoid long-term labor commitments. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the virtual corporation from the point of view of both employers and workers?
Gomez-Mejia, L. (2016). Managing human resources (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.