HR05 Hiring and Placing Talent

Hiring and Placing Talent

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Selecting the right employees is seen by most as the main duty of HR, but it is a crucial and challenging decision-making processes for the entire organization; Human Resource Management leads this process. An effective selection process will help an organization choose the best person from the pool of applicants who will fit both the specific open position and the organization as a whole. Hiring the wrong person will negatively impact performance, quality, and productivity for the organization, while increasing the turnover rate. If the selection process is discriminatory, this can lead to litigation and compromise the organization’s reputation. Choosing the right people enables the organization to reach its goals and objectives and to compete more effectively in the marketplace. This course discusses how Human Resource Management selects the right candidate for a job and the organization to create a human-based competitive advantage for the company.

Carolyn M. Youssef, Ph.D. 

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize four categories of individual differences considered when selecting someone for a job
  • Select eight types of assessments or tests used during the hiring process
  • Differentiate between selection validity and reliability
  • Choose four categories of employment law that impacts the selection process
  • Identify the legal and social issues that affect the selection process

All materials are included in this course.

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher  with Windows
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player