Assignment 2: The Hiring Process

Hiring is one of the most critical aspects of being a leader. In order to have an effective hiring process, there is some important preparation that needs to be done. You and other stakeholders need to create a job description, agree upon a set of key competencies for the position, and develop a set of questions that enable you to interview candidates for those competencies.InstructionsFor this exercise, select a position you are currently hiring for, or select a position that may have to be filled in your department or organization in the future.Follow the steps below to create a Hiring Sheet for this position:• Step 1: Develop a Job Description.o Ifthereisacurrentjobdescription,youcanusethatforthispartoftheexercise. Submit it with your assignment for review.• Step 2: Identify Key Competencies.o Select5keycompetenciesforthepositionfromtheListofProfessional Competencies below. You may create one competency of your own, if needed. Explain the rationale if selecting each competency. Why does it relate to the job description?• Step 3: Rank the Competencies.o Rankthecompetenciesyouselectedinorder,fromthemostimportant(1)totheleast important (5), and explain your rationale for the ranking.• Step 4: Create Interview Questions.o Develop2questionspercompetencyselectedforusewheninterviewing candidates. Your final list of questions for the position will contain 10 questions.
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Assignment 2: The Hiring Process
Introduction
Hiring is one of the most critical aspects of being a leader. In order to have an effective hiring
process, there is some important preparation that needs to be done. You and other
stakeholders need to create a job description, agree upon a set of key competencies for the
position, and develop a set of questions that enable you to interview candidates for those
competencies.
Instructions
For this exercise, select a position you are currently hiring for, or select a position that may have
to be filled in your department or organization in the future.
Follow the steps below to create a Hiring Sheet for this position:
•
Step 1: Develop a Job Description.
o If there is a current job description, you can use that for this part of the exercise.
Submit it with your assignment for review.
•
Step 2: Identify Key Competencies.
o Select 5 key competencies for the position from the List of Professional
Competencies below. You may create one competency of your own, if needed.
Explain the rationale if selecting each competency. Why does it relate to the job
description?
•
Step 3: Rank the Competencies.
o Rank the competencies you selected in order, from the most important (1) to the
least important (5), and explain your rationale for the ranking.
•
Step 4: Create Interview Questions.
o Develop 2 questions per competency selected for use when interviewing
candidates. Your final list of questions for the position will contain 10 questions.
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Formatting Requirements
Your assignment should follow these formatting requirements:
•
Typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12) with one-inch margins on
all sides.
•
Your submission includes one Job Description and one Hiring Sheet.
•
Your Hiring Sheet includes:
o
Five Key Competencies ranked from most important (1) to least important (5)
o
Your Rationale for the ranking and order of importance of the competencies
o
Two Interview Questions to assess each competency, for a total of 10 questions
•
Include a Cover Page with the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
professor’s name, course title, and date.
•
Your submission must include citations.
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List of Professional Competencies
COMPETENCIES
INTELLECTUAL
COMPETENCIES
21. First Impression
1. Intelligence
2. Analysis Skills
INTERPERSONAL
3. Judgment/Decision Making
22. Likability
4. Conceptual Ability
23. Listening
5. Creativity
24. Customer Focus
6. Strategic Skills
25. Team Player
7. Pragmatism
26. Assertiveness
8. Risk Taking
27. Communications—Oral
9. Leading Edge
28. Communications—Written
10. Education
29. Political Savvy
11. Experience
30. Negotiation
12. Track Record
31. Persuasion
PERSONAL
MANAGEMENT
13. Integrity
32. Selecting A Players
14. Resourcefulness
33. Coaching
15. Organization/Planning
34. Goal Setting
16. Excellence
35. Empowerment
17. Independence
36. Accountability
18. Stress Management
37. Redeploying B/C Players
19. Self-Awareness
38. Team Building
20. Adaptability
39. Diversity
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COMPETENCIES
40. Running Meetings
LEADERSHIP
41 Vision
42 Change Leadership
43. Inspiring “Followership”
44. Conflict Management
MOTIVATIONAL
45. Energy
46. Passion
47. Ambition
48. Compatibility of Needs
49. Balance in Life
50. Tenacity
OTHER COMPETENCIES
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RUBRIC – Assignment 2: The Hiring Process
CRITERIA
Unsatisfactory
Low Pass
Pass
High Pass
Honors
1. Develop or find a
job description.
Select and rank five
competencies for
the position.
Does not develop
or provide a job
description. Does
not select and rank
five competencies
for the position.
Partially
develops or
provides a job
description.
Partially selects
and ranks five
competencies for
each position.
Satisfactorily
develops or
provides a job
description.
Selects and
ranks five
competencies for
each position.
Develops or
provides a good
job description,
Selects and ranks
five competencies
for the position,
with evidence of
careful analysis.
Develops or
provides an
excellent job
description. Selects
and ranks five
competencies for
the position, with
evidence of
excellent analysis.
No rationale is
provided for the
competency
rankings.
Poor rationale for
the competency
rankings, or the
rationales are
missing for some
competencies.
Brief but
adequate
rationale for all
the competency
rankings is
provided.
Good, logical
rationale for all
the competency
rankings is
provided.
Excellent and
thoughtful rationale
for all the
competency
rankings is
provided.
Does not create
two interview
questions for each
competency in the
position.
Partially creates
two interview
questions for
each
competency in
the position.
Satisfactorily
creates two
interview
questions for
each
competency in
the position.
Questions relate
logically to the
competencies.
Creates two
interview
questions for
each competency
in the position.
Questions show
good analysis and
relate well to the
competencies.
Creates two
interview questions
for each
competency in the
position.
Questions show
excellent analysis
and relate
extremely well to
the competencies.
Mechanical errors;
student fails to
follow formatting
instructions.
Mechanical
errors; student
does not fully
follow formatting
instructions.
Some
mechanical
errors; student
follows
formatting
instructions.
Few mechanical
errors; student
follows formatting
instructions.
Minimal minor
mechanical errors;
student follows
formatting
instructions.
Weight: 25%
2. Explain your
rationale for the
competency
rankings.
Weight: 25%
3. Create 2
interview questions
for each
competency in the
position.
Weight: 40%
5. Clarity, Writing
Mechanics,
Grammar, and
Formatting.
Weight: 10 %
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