Unit 3 Discussion: The Hiring Process
Staffing is probably the most important process that a business must manage. We want a qualified and competent labor force. This means hiring the very best people to work for the business. The first step in the staffing process usually consists of having an applicant complete an application. The application gathers information about the candidate's work history, education, and other such demographic information. "Applications are seldom used for upper level jobs" and most applications are now prepared electronically and are submitted through the company's web site (Ebert & Griffin, 2011, p.152).
After the application is submitted, many employers require candidates to take a series of tests as part of the hiring process; i.e., skills, personality, intelligence, screenings for drugs, background checks, etc. These tests may be administered before or after the interview. In the final stages of the hiring process, benefits and on-the-job training are discussed.
Assume you are the hiring manager and you need to fill an open position in your company. This company can be real or imaginary. You can use the company you work for.
Remember to respond to the following points: