MGT 407 Discussion

Hiring the Best

How to Work at Google

Also watch Steve Jobs on how to hire, manage, and lead people:

Please respond to the following:

  • As an HR professional, what selection processes would you recommend to learn whether or not an applicant is a good fit, not only for the position that is currently open but also for the company as a whole and future roles they may inhabit? Discuss what you have learned about employers’ approaches to staffing their organizations.

Provide source citations if you utilize information from other authors/speakers (so that your peers can find the information if they wish).

Contemporary Issues: HR Periodicals

Check current periodicals to find an interesting current event article related to developing and/or rewarding employees for higher productivity.

  1. Read the article.
  2. Provide a summary of the article.
  3. Provide additional recommendations, arguments, and ideas.
  4. Include a citation for the article.

Feel free to use any business-related journals or periodicals. A good place to find HR-related journals is in ProQuest in the Trident Online Library. The following are other suggestions:

The Economist. Available at

Society for Human Resource Management. Available at HRMagazine, SHRM’s publication, is found in ProQuest in the Trident Online Library.

The Wall Street Journal. Available at

Managing Employee Relations

View the video Advantages and Disadvantages of Unions.

Optional source: Want a Raise? Join a Union

Please respond to the following:

  • Are unions good or bad for America? If they are good, why are numbers of union members in the private sector dwindling?

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