Discussions & Learning Activities

Question 1: Web-based recruiting

Part A: Today’s HRMs more so than ever before are relying on e-recruiting techniques. From an organizational hiring perspective, what are some of the advantages of e-recruiting?  What are the disadvantages? What are some unique challenges of this method?

Part B: Share any personal experiences you have with e-recruiting from an applicant and/or hiring perspective. Did you find the process effective? Please be sure to explain your opinions. You always want to support your arguments with logic and citations from sound research sources.

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Question 2: Internal vs External Recruiting

Part A: Define and discuss INTERNAL vs. EXTERNAL recruitment practices. What are the tradeoffs of each approach? Include in your discussion an example of a situation in which each of these approaches might be particularly effective.

Part B: Discuss an example of when internal recruitment would not be effective or feasible. Then, provide an example of a situation in which an external candidate should not be considered for a position. Explain your opinions. Be sure to include an expert’s ideas (with proper citations) to support your argument.

Question 3: HR Metrics

Review some of the examples of metrics included in this week’s reading. How can HRMs use metrics to measure the success of the recruiting and selection processes? List 3 metrics that you view as most relevant. Explain your opinions. Be sure to include an expert’s ideas (with proper citations) to support your argument.