In Module 4 we discussed culture and diversity in the workplace and the importance of understanding the challenges of managing a diverse workforce. We discussed some of your own past experiences and some of the functions that managers complete on a daily basis in order to keep employees happy and productive in a diverse environment. Now it is time to expand on this a bit as we get more into the hiring and staffing aspects of the workplace. During our discussion in this module, we will explore why managers need to understand the importance of finding the right person for the correct job and how important it is to ensure the employees remain engaged and motivated. As you work within this discussion and share ideas and thoughts, please consider what you gain here and use this information within your SWOT analysis, where applicable.
For this discussion activity, you will conduct your scavenger hunt by finding two examples of where an organization conducted hiring and interviewing practices that were considered transparent and open for everyone to see, and then provide two examples of where an organization failed in this area, along with the end result for the organization. Remember, these examples can come from any organization. If you do find applicable information about your own organization while working on this discussion, please use it where applicable in your own SWOT analysis. These examples can be from current events, historical instances, or classic examples, in video or print.
Conduct a web search seeking two examples of where you believe an organization excelled in hiring new employees with fair hiring practices and equal opportunity and then two examples where this management function fell through the cracks.
- Discuss what you found during your web search.
- Provide a description of your selected key functions and how these functions can and do affect all managers and organizations.
In response to your colleagues:
- Discuss any personal experiences you have had with being hired or interviewed (both good and bad) and explain some of the different techniques organizations use for interviewing perspective employees.
- Discuss any similarities or differences with your own perceptions.