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Human Resources Tools

Your boss sent you the following email this morning:

"Headquarters just told me we need to cut our HR department costs by a certain percentage. I need you to look at our selection procedures and recommend what tools we can eliminate from our process to save time and money."

It is up to you to determine which TWO of the following selection procedures to eliminate. (Note: when responding, assume none of these procedures are required by law):

Resume Check


Biographical Data Form

Reference Check

Job Knowledge Test

Integrity Test

Situational Judgment Test

Panel Interview

Drug Test

Which procedures would you recommend eliminating?

Defend your recommendations: Why did you suggest these specific procedures? Where and how could you compensate for the eliminated procedures?


This is for a human resources class. The book we use is called "Staffing Organizations"

Below is the APA citation for the book:

Heneman, H.G., Judge, T.A., & Kammeyer-Mueller, J.D. (2012). Staffing Organizations (7th ed.) Middleton, WI: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

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I would eliminate the Application and Situational Judgment Test. The information obtain on an application can be collected as part of the interview process. The interview questions will be changed to include the following questions: Where were you most ...

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The expert examines human resource tools.