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Data Collection Techniques and Overview of Legal Issues

Phase Five Overview of Data Collection Techniques

? Complete Phase Five: Overview of Data Collection Techniques.

Prepare an overview of data collection techniques. Include
? Records tracking
? Assessment centers
? Assessment instruments
? In baskets
? Leaderless group discussions
? Nonverbal tests
? Situational tests
? Interest tests
? Projective tests
? Work samples
? Weighted application blanks
Identify any techniques that would be helpful in the selection process for the VP of Sales, Sales Managers, and Sales Team Member positions Gilliland-Moore Wines. Explain your reasoning.

? Complete the matrix in Appendix B of the various methods of collection data chosen for the three positions. Include a brief explanation for the data collection methods selected for each position.

Phase Six Overview of Legal Issues Legal Advice

? Complete Phase Six: Overview of Legal Issues.

Prepare an overview that identifies the legal and ethical issues that can arise when using testing and measurement in diverse I/O settings, including the use of psychometrics in employment situations.
Select one of the identified issues and prepare a memo to Annetta Cherne explaining the legal and ethical implications of the issue and advise her how the company can mitigate its risks in utilizing such techniques.

? Complete Phase Six: Overview of Legal Issues.

? Discuss the various possible legal issues. select one of the legal issues to use for the remainder of the individual assignment.

Phase 5: 1,750 words and table for data collection techniques
Phase 6: 986 words

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Running Head: DATA COLECTION TECHNIQUES

Week 5 Data Collection Techniques

Overview of Data Collection Techniques
Data Collection Techniques assist organizations in collecting data about an individual, their roles and attributes. The different data collection techniques can also be used by Gilliland Moore Wines that is a long-established California winery. The company sales force expansion program can be completed effectively with the use of diverse data collection techniques that are as follows:
• Records tracking: This data collection technique is a system that ensures that one can locate records when he or she needs to use them. Through this technique a firm can do accurate recording and have knowledge of its all paper records. Management of records is essential for locating information quickly and efficiently (Halliday, 2005). With the help of this data collection technique all roles and responsibilities of different organizations position can be identified easily. It can be used by anyone in a firm on behalf of others.
• Assessment centres: An assessment centre is ordinarily an all day event or may be longer which constitutes part of the final stages of a company's recruitment process. With the use of this data collection technique, employers can easily identify how an employee execute and perform in diverse job situations. As well, it also assists in devising different activities to test employees in various ways (What are assessment centres, n.d.). The various activities that can be used in this technique are second interview, opportunity to meet with recent graduate recruits, in-tray exercise, aptitude or psychometric tests, diagrammatic reasoning tests, group exercises, presentations, group discussion etc.
• Assessment instruments: Assessment instruments include different kind of instruments that are used to assess the potential of employees and their abilities to perform some specific tasks and roles. It may include survey, observation, focus group and interviews. With the use of these different interviews employers can easily identify the abilities and skills of their specific employees related to their roles and positions.
• In baskets: This data collection technique has been successfully used for decades by number of different organizations for selection and management development in both the public and as well as in private sector. It is also known as situational exercise. This in-basket technique includes in-basket items that are evaluated by trained assessors (A comparison of two methods for scoring an in-basket exercise, 2005). The cost of using this technique is high and due to this most of the organizations don't use it. This technique if used effectively renders organizations with assured success in anticipating performance in management jobs.
• Leaderless group discussions: This data collection technique is an all inclusive technique as with this, it becomes easy for employers to identify the skills ...

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Data collection techniques and an overview of legal issues are examined.

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