HRM 6622 Individual Application Assignment: Selecting an HR Director
Prepare a response to the case application at the end of text chapter 9: “Choosing Among Finalists for the Job of HR Director.” Prior to attempting the
exercise, watch the video “What is a Good Argument” and read the articles “Elements of an Argument,” “Steps in Deductive Reasoning,” and “Problem Solving
Guide.” Both the video and the articles will help sharpen your critical thinking skills and enhance your response to this exercise and other exercises in the
Read the instructions for each part of the exercise carefully and provide the specific response requested.
(1) Evaluate each of the 3 individuals using the selection methods specified in the text case, decide whom you would hire AND not hire for the position and
explain the rationale for your decisions, i.e., the methodology, criteria, etc. by which you reached your decision. Be sure to incorporate material from Chapter
9 in your analyses.
(2) Assume that NII desires to revise the assessment methods they have used for external selection in the past. Examine the tasks in the job descriiption for
the Human Resource Director presented in this exercise and infer/develop/identify 5-6 KSAs that align with the listed task requirements. Using these KSAs,
prepare a selection plan for this position. Use the Partial Selection Plan, Exhibit 9.10 (8th & 9th eds.), as an example.
(3) Discuss how the process for selecting the HR Director used in part (2), might differ if NII decided to choose only from among internal candidates of the
law firm for the position rather than seeking external candidates. Also, identify what specific changes you would make to the selection plan you presented in
part (2) to accommodate the assessment of internal candidates. Incorporate materials from Chapter 10 in your response to this part of the assignment.
While the three areas addressed in this exercise should be addressed in your analysis, your submitted assignment should address these areas in the format
of an integrated essay or report. The title page, headings, citations, and references should be consistent with the APA Manual (7th edition.)
“What is a Good Argument” – What is a good argument
“Elements of an Argument” – Elements of an Effective Argument
“Steps in Deductive Reasoning” – Steps in Deductive Reasoning.docx
“Problem Solving Guide” – Problem-Solving Guide for Assignments.docx