Assessment Methods for the Job of Human Resources Director
Nairduwel, Inoalot, and Imslo (NII) is a law firm specializing in business law. Among other
areas, it deals in equal employment opportunity law, business litigation, and workplace torts. The
firm has more than 50 partners and approximately 120 employees. It does business in three states
and has law offices in two major metropolitan areas. The firm has no federal contracts. NII plans
to expand into two additional states, opening offices in two major metropolitan areas. One of the
primary challenges accompanying this ambitious expansion plan is how to staff the new offices.
Accordingly, the firm wishes to hire an HR director to oversee employee recruitment, selection,
training, performance appraisal, and compensation activities accompanying the business
expansion, as well as supervise the HR activities in the existing NII offices. The newly created
job description for the HR director is listed in the accompanying exhibit. The firm wishes to
design and then use a selection system for assessing applicants that will achieve two objectives:
(1) create a valid and useful system that will do a good job of matching applicant KSAOs to job
requirements, and (2) be in compliance with all relevant federal and state employment laws. The
firm is considering numerous selection techniques for possible use. For each method listed
below, decide whether you would or would not use it in the selection process and state why.
Read Application Case “Assessment Methods for the Job of Human Resources Directors,”
The Firm is considering numerous selection techniques for possible use. For each method
listed below, decide whether you would or would not use it in the selection process and state
why. Provide detailed information to support your answer for each method.
1. A job knowledge test that is specifically designed for HR professionals and that
focuses on an applicant’s general knowledge of HR management
2. A medical examination and drug test at the beginning of the selection process in order
to determine if applicants are able to cope with the high level of stress and frequent
travel requirements of the job and are drug-free
3. A paper-and-pencil integrity test
4. A structured behavioral interview that would be specially designed for use in filling
only this job
5. A general cognitive ability test
6. Personal Characteristics Inventory
7. A set of interview questions the firm typically uses for filling any position:
a. Tell me about a problem you solved on a previous job.
b. Do you have any physical impairment(s) that would make it difficult for you to
travel on business?
c. Have you ever been tested for AIDS?
d. Are you currently unemployed, and if so, why?
e. This position requires fresh ideas and energy. Do you think you have those
f. What is your definition of success?
g. What kind of sports do you like?
h. How well do you work under pressure? Give me some examples.
The assignment will involve critical thinking and analysis of the text readings for the
Your responses to the writing assignments should be logically ordered, include
relevant information pertaining to the question(s), be focused, use correct mechanics
(spelling, punctuation, etc.), use correct usage (subject/verb agreement, etc.), use
proper diction (choice of words, no slang), and use proper sentence structure.
Points will be deducted for misspellings, incomplete sentences, poor sentence
structure, or improper grammar.
The assignment must be prepared using MS Word to prevent formatting errors.
The assignment must be double-spaced, use 12 point Times New Roman font, and
have 1-inch margins.
It must be a minimum of 2 full pages.
You must follow the current APA style for formatting citations.
You are required to rely on at least one citation in each discussion. All posts must be
formatted according to the APA style.
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