Demonstrate Understanding of Interviewing and Selection TopicS
For this week’s assignment, assume that you are the HR manager in a medium-sized hospital. One of the managers in the Radiology department has come to you for advice on selecting the best candidate for a position. The situation as described to you:
- Both candidates are equally technically qualified for the position.
- Both candidates are willing to work the shifts expected of this position.
- One has a bachelor’s degree, one has an associate’s degree, both degrees are relevant to the education needed for this position.
- One candidate is male, one is female. The position requires that more female procedures are performed than male procedures.
- The male applicant is a single dad, the female has a stay-at-home husband.
- The pay scale for this position is about average, although there is a nearby hospital that is paying more for the same job.
- One candidate has lived here since childhood, one just moved here from a bigger city.
Based on this information, prepare a memo to the hiring manager with your recommendation. Include:
- What additional information do you need to know in order to make the best recommendation to the hiring manager?
- Suggestions on how to overcome the pay disparity issue if it is brought up by one or both applicants.
- Counsel on what information provided should not be used in making the decision and why.
- If the hiring manager can use cultural fit to help decide.
- How the manager should make the ultimate decision.
Length: 4 pages, not including the title and reference page
References: Include a minimum of 3 scholarly resources
Requirements: 4 pages/focus on the aging population/3 references
The selection of competent and talented candidates for a vacant position in the organization is a crucial process requiring stringent criteria to implement during the recruitment process. Based on experience as an HR manager, the recruiting process is not easy. One must ensure that the candidates are a good match as detailed in the job description and compatible with the organizational culture (Fried & Gates, 2015). The case scenario regarding your selection dilemma reveals that the candidates at hand have the right technical skills, can work during the given shift, and have the recommended academic qualifications. There is also gender consideration, personal elements regarding the candidates’ livelihood, pay factor, and proximity to the organization. Although each candidate has unique features influencing their candidacy, the detailed recommendations in this memo entail essential factors to consider when making the final recruitment decision.