i am qualified why not me 1

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  1. Review the Week 2 Individual Knowledge Check.

    Read Ch. 5, Incident 2, “I am Qualified, Why Not Me?”
    Write a 700- to 1,400-word analysis, using your research, of the incident, “I am qualified, Why Not Me?” Include the following in preparing your response:

    • Discuss whether or not you believe that Bobby has a legitimate complaint. Does any organization, like Crystal Productions, have a responsibility to provide training and development opportunities to enhance promotion from within?
    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a promotion from within policy and whether such a policy would be appropriate for Crystal Productions.
    • Identify, if you were the head of HR, the first step in creating the policy, who should be involved in developing the policy, and what you would do in preparing for implementation.
    • Recommend the desired goals/outcomes of such a policy and the impact your new policy would have on staffing and performance management strategies.
    • Summarize what impact the changing workforce might have on your new policy.
    • Summarize a brief policy that addresses hiring from within.

    INCIDENT 1 A Problem Ad?

    Dorothy Bryant was the new recruiting supervisor for International Manufacturing Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. One of Dorothy’s first assignments was to recruit two software design engineers for International. Design engineers are hard to recruit because of the difficulty of their training and the high demand for them. After considering various recruitment alternatives, Dorothy placed the following ad in a local newspaper with a circulation more than 1,000,000:

    Employment Opportunity for Software Design Engineers

    2 positions available for engineers desiring career in growth industry.

    Prefer recent college graduates with good appearance.

    Good credit rating

    Apply Today! Send your résumé,

    in confidence, to: D. A. Bryant

    International Manufacturing Co., P.O. Box 1515

    Salt Lake City, UT 84115

    More than 300 applications arrived in the first week, and Dorothy was elated. When she reviewed the applicants, however, it appeared that few people possessed the desired qualifications for the job.


    1. 5-21. Dorothy overlooked some of the proper recruiting practices, which resulted in an excessive number of unqualified people applying. What are they?
    2. 5-22. Are there any hiring standards that should be avoided? Identify them and explain why they should be avoided.
    3. 5-23. What recruitment sources and methods might have been used to have generated a better applicant pool for the two software design engineer positions for International Manufacturing? Defend your recommendations.

    INCIDENT 2 I Am Qualified, Why Not Me?

    Five years ago, when Bobby Bret joined Crystal Productions as a junior accountant, he felt that he was on his way up. He had just graduated with a
    B +
    average from college where he was well liked by his peers and by the faculty, and had been an officer in several student organizations. Bobby had shown a natural ability to get along with people as well as to get things done. He remembered what Roger Friedman, the controller at Crystal, had told him when he was hired, “I think you will do well here, Bobby. You’ve come highly recommended. You are the kind of guy that can expect to move right on up the ladder.”Bobby felt that he had done a good job at Crystal, and everybody seemed to like him. In addition, his performance appraisals had been excellent. However, after five years he was still a junior accountant. He had applied for two senior accountant positions that had opened, but they were both filled by people hired from outside the firm. When the accounting supervisor’s job came open two years ago, Bobby had not applied. He was surprised when his new boss turned out to be a hotshot graduate of State University whose only experience was three years with a large accounting firm. Bobby had hoped that Ron Greene, a senior accountant he particularly respected, would get the job.On the fifth anniversary of his employment at Crystal, Bobby decided it was time to do something. He made an appointment with the controller. At that meeting, Bobby explained to Mr. Friedman that he had worked hard to obtain a promotion and shared his frustration about having been in the same job for so long. “Well,” said Mr. Friedman, “you don’t think that you were all that much better qualified than the people that we have hired, do you?” “No,” said Bobby, “but I think I could have handled the senior accountant job. Of course, the people you have hired are doing a great job too.” The controller responded, “We just look at the qualifications of all the applicants for each job, and considering everything, try to make a reasonable decision.”


    1. 5-24. Do you believe that Bobby has a legitimate complaint? Explain.
    2. 5-25. Explain the benefits of a promotion from within policy. Would such a policy be appropriate for Crystal?

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