Scenario

 

A Fortune 500 Company has recently hired you as a Human Resource Manager. You are in charge of hiring new sales consultants for the fiber optics division of this organization. Due to the competitive marketplace, sales and revenues are at an all-time low. During your interview, you stated that you could serve as a valuable asset to this company. You noted your long-standing history of selecting the best candidates for sales positions and stated that you could bring the sales division back to its place as the leading resource of your organization. You want to perform well at this job because you have been unemployed for 12 months and need to pay off your consolidated debt in order to avoid bankruptcy.

Your Role

 

Your job is to hire a sales manager to sell your latest fiber optics to leading wireless manufacturers of five key companies. This job requires that the sales representative be articulate, sophisticated, and knowledgeable about fiber optics. The job requires travel Monday through Friday in order for the sales representative to work with those in the prospective company. This job also includes spending leisure time after 5:00 P.M. with prospective clients.

 

 

Assignment

 

Required: Read the case summary and accompanying character descriptions, then answer the following question:

  • Who would you hire for this position and why?

Please state and explain your decision in a one-page summary. Make sure to include a title page. In your summary, be sure to reference course material (readings, lectures, or concepts from the flash cards)

Grading Rubric:

Category

Points

Description

Understanding

20

Demonstrate a strong grasp of the challenge involved in choosing a candidate. Demonstrate understanding of how the course concepts apply to the decision presented.
Analysis

20

Apply careful thought to selecting a candidate. Apply concepts from the course material to justify selection.
Execution

10

Clearly and succinctly writes answer using strong organization and proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Citations are in APA format.
Total

50

A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

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