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Please help analyze the following article.

1 - Elaborate on 4 provoking and stimulating questions from the article.
2 - Describe the application to strategic Staffing-Talent Management
3 - Describe implications for the future of HR professionals.

See attached file for reference: http://www.hrmagazine-digital.com/hrmagazine/december_2014?folio=22#pg24

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1. The first stimulating question from the article is "Do I typically hire the same type of person?" The implication is that my judgment is biased. It means I have a set criteria in my mind as to what types of persons are competent, skillful, and are likely to perform well. I tend to select such a person.
The second stimulating question is that "when I say that the candidate is not the right fit, what do I mean?" This means that the presence of some factors biases me against certain types of candidates. For example, when I see a woman applicant I am biased against her because I feel that a woman should be a homemaker and not a career maker.
The third stimulating question is that "What does my share of candidates look like? Do I speak up if it is not sufficiently diverse? "This means that when I see a particular type of applicants in those allocated to ...

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Part 1

For this assignment, use the same hypothesis and the Literature Review from your IP1 (Part 2) assignment and compose a theoretical framework (Step 4 of the Sekaran process). Use the components of a theoretical framework described in the Sekaran textbook as well as the examples contained in the textbook and in published research. Additionally, use sources available on the web, the library, and from the textbook to support your arguments. Remember to include these sources in the references section of your paper.

Part 2

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Part 3

Think about the business decision you discussed in Unit 1's Discussion Board. Your supervisor had asked that you expand on your self-evaluation by identifying at least two judgment issues that you had to address. Write a memo to your supervisor describing these issues. Explain how you addressed them and the degree to which your decision was based on expedience and/or reflection. Potential issues include: bias, or ethical issues related to the availability heuristic, bias related to the representative heuristic, bias related to anchoring and adjustment, avoiding uncertainty, framing effects, positive illusions, egocentrism, and regret avoidance.

Your assignment should consist of an abstract, a short introduction, and conclusion in addition to the body of the paper using MS Word 2007.

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