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Person-Job Matching

Employees in the company's warehouse are making numerous errors in inventory control and breaking items shipped. An analysis of the situation reveals that individual competencies are poorly matched with the job requirements. What are three different strategies that would potentially improve this person-job matching?

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The problem begins with a company spending a lot of money identifying key competencies, but some competencies are so broad that they offer little guidance for hiring and training people. In addition, companies wrongly assume that everyone should have the same set of competencies, whereas the truth seems to be that people with another combination of competencies may be equally effective. This may be the issue with the number of errors in inventory control and the breaking of the items shipped by the warehouse employees, not adequate training in specific areas because the broadness of competencies set out by the employer. There are 3 strategies through person-job matching the employer can look at to make this problem go away and the production more effective.
One strategy to better match the individual competencies of the employees with the job requirements are to select applicants or employees whose ...

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The problem begins with a company spending a lot of money identifying key competencies, but some competencies are so broad that they offer little guidance for hiring and training people. In addition, companies wrongly assume that everyone should have the same set of competencies, whereas the truth seems to be that people with another combination of competencies may be equally effective.

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