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    Using....Cell Phone Industry , Pharmaceutical, Municipal Government

    Identify, compare, and contrast the specific internal and external selection methods used for the occupational groups represented in each industry. What similarities and differences exist across the industries? Can these similarities and differences be attributed to job competencies identified in Week 2 research? How?

    Identify and analyze best practices which occur internally and externally for the selection of employees in the occupations represented in the organizations in the three selected industries. Incorporate relevant findings from Week 2 related to specific job competencies across the industries, which impact the selection techniques used in each industry. In particular, explore any notable distinctions in the staffing process, along with job competencies, across industries and for occupations within each industry.

    Identify and analyze some of the specific career development initiatives used within each industry and, in particular, discuss how HRD initiatives impact or relate to selection approaches observed across these industries. For example, how might training or other development activities directly influence the approaches to selection?

    Explore and contrast the cost and time involved in various identified methods of selection. Contrast the costs and time involved against the validity of each of these methods. Do your findings and analysis map to the findings you have observed across industries? How?

    Relate your discussion on various selection methods across industries to the staffing challenges and environmental scanning challenges identified in earlier reports.
    Include and integrate at least five recent and industry-relevant, peer-reviewed sources from the South University Online Library and trade publications.

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    // Before understanding the concept of internal and external selection process for occupational groups, it is necessary to conduct an analysis of the techniques involved in the internal and external analysis. Here I am describing the occupational group and providing the comparison and contrast of internal and external selection methods in cell phone, Pharmaceutical and Municipal Government: //

    Occupational group:

    Occupational group comprises of the workers, employees, managers and senior managers. Selection of the occupational groups is done through internal and external methods:

    Some of the common internal methods of selection include:

    Ø Skills inventory

    Ø Peer judgments

    Ø Self-assessments

    Ø Managerial sponsorship

    Ø Informal discussions and recommendations

    Some of the common External method of Selection includes:

    Ø Educational institutions

    Ø Advertisements in press

    Ø Executive search agencies

    Ø Employment exchange

    Ø Labor contractors

    Ø Employee recommendations and

    Ø Recruitment at factory gate

    Given below is the Comparison and contrast of the specific internal and external selection methods used for the occupational groups in cell phone industry


    Numerous occupational groups are present in the cell phone industry; hence, different internal and external method of selection is required for each group. The cell phone industry like Nokia uses skill inventory, transfer and promotion technique for undergoing internal selection process. This technique is quite economic in comparison to the external selection process. For external selection process, cell phone industry uses the technique of educational institutions, advertisement in press and employee recommendations. Cell phone industry employs both these techniques for the selection of sales managers, associates and also the store managers.


    The internal and external methods of selection process differ in their approach. The technique of internal selection doesn't require additional efforts as that of external selection process. Through internal selection, employees of the same organization are promoted to higher level, while in external recruitment, new people are hired. For example, vacancies at junior level are filled with the help of educational institutions. On the other hand, for filling the vacancy at senior level, recruitment and selection is done through press advertisement and promotions (Cooper, Robertson & Tinline, 2003).

    Given below is the Comparison and contrast of the specific internal and external selection methods used for the occupational groups in Pharmaceutical Industry


    Both the internal and external methods of selection are used in pharmaceutical industry for varied occupational groups. Workers, senior managers, managers and employees are promoted and hired through these methods.


    Internal method like informal discussion, peer assessment, transfer and promotions are widely used as a means of internal selection of occupational groups for staffing at senior level. Conversely, in ...

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