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Selection Tools and Hiring Programs

Task One:
1. Name three selection tools that you would consider using for a hiring program at a supermarket.
2. Choose what you think is the best selection tool or combination of selection tools.
3. Justify your choice by describing the advantages of your method compared to other selection tools that were considered.

Task Two:
1. Compile a list of interview questions for a chemical engineer.
2. Explain what interviewing method you would use and why it is preferred over others.
3. Detail the considerations in reaching hiring decisions for this position.

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Task One:
1. Name three selection tools that you would consider using for a hiring program at a supermarket.
Applications, interviews and reference checks are the tools that I would consider using for a hiring program at a supermarket.

2. Choose what you think is the best selection tool or combination of selection tools.
The best selection tools that I would be using would be a combination of application, references and interviewing.

3. Justify your choice by describing the advantages of your method compared to other selection tools that were considered.
The advantage of my method is that the application gives me the basic information about the candidate, his age, sex, educational qualification and work experience. Only those candidates whose specifics match my requirements will be the individuals short-listed for an interview. For example, I want a person who has completed high school for the post of salesman. If an applicant has not completed high school or is overqualified, that individual will not be called by me for an interview. During the interview I will be able to see and judge the candidate as to whether he will be able to describe the product's features, demonstrate the use of products, show different models and colors, describe warranties, make out sales checks, receive payments and bag the purchases.

After this stage, those candidates that have been ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides a very detailed response of about 840 words, including several references, which discusses two different hiring based scenarios: the first at a supermarket and the second hiring a chemical engineer. The selection tools which would be used and a discussion of possible interview questions are considered in the response.

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