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1. Strategy, Planning, and Selection

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Assume for this assignment that you are being highly considered for a director-level HR management position for a best-in-class national retailer. You are in the final phase of the interview process and must respond to the interview panel regarding specific questions and scenarios that will help them determine if you are a good fit for the new role. The company’s culture is centered on the effective development of strategy, plans, and selection criteria aimed at building and sustaining a competitive and profitable organization. It will be extremely important that you respond with a strategic mindset in order to convince the organization you are able to help them ensure the execution of the business strategy. 


Write a five page paper in which you do the following: 

1. Analyze and discuss types of business strategies (cost leadership, differentiation, and focus or niche) and select which one you would deem more appropriate for an “efficiency-minded” retail organization and explain your rationale. Then discuss how would the selected strategy ultimately affect how HR does its job?

2. Examine the four approaches to job design or redesign and provide an example (not a definition) of each. Then, make your case on the importance of effective job design applications in supporting the overall strategic goals of the organization. 

3. Consider at least 3 challenges and constraints in recruiting and discuss. What advice would you give to the management team to deal with the challenges or constraints? Be specific. 

4. Review the selection process exhibit on page 188 of the Lussier textbook. Now, identify and describe 2–3 additional selection process ideas that might add value and effectiveness to the process you reviewed. Example:  5 Tips for Designing an Effective Employee Selection System . Also, what problems should HR and management teams avoid during the selection process?

5. Use at least four quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: You may only use the resources listed in the Course Resources section and those that are specifically provided by the professor.

This course requires the use of APA 7 or Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information be sure to refer to the documents listed in your week 1 discussion topic. You may also check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course outcome associated with this assignment is:

1. Determine strategies for providing effective human resource management within an organization, including how to support competitive advantage, approaches to job design and redesign, and recruitment and selection.

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