What factors should be considered in making a hiring decision?

DISCUSSION 1

 

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Poor hiring decisions can be very costly to employers. When a new hire is terminated or quits, the employer’s investment in acquiring that employee is lost. These costs include recruiting, screening, and training the new employee.

  • How can an employer avoid hiring the wrong person?
  • What factors should be considered in making a hiring decision?
  • How would the employee selection process differ for a high-level, key position versus an entry-level, low-skill position?

DISCUSSION 2

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Many organizations have wellness programs for their employees. Some organizations encourage wellness habits which could occur during work hours and during off-work hours.

  • Is it appropriate for employers to become involved in their employees’ activities outside of work?
  • Should employees be rewarded, disadvantaged, or even punished for either participating or not participating in company wellness programs that require outside of work activities?