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Choose a well-known organization and research and identify the educational, social, psychological, and ethical qualities that the organization seeks in its employees.

1. What are some of the strategies the company could take to ensure that it hires and retains the type of employee it seeks?

2. In addition research and report on what the organization is doing to foster ethical behavior and a common value system among all its employees. (Ethics and Decision Making)

3. Assume you are the human resources manager in the company. Draft the contents of an advertisement seeking to hire an employee for a management position (of your choice) in the organization, to be placed in a prominent magazine, newspaper or web based job board.

The advertisement should attract managerial candidates with the qualities, traits, behavior and values desired by the organization and discussed in your paper.

Your research should use and cite at least two viable sources. Some suggestions are the company's website, annual report, articles in reputable publications, etc.

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Ford Motor Corporation was researched as a representative sample of a well-known organization. Sample answers to the questions in this problem as an example of one approach you can use to complete the assignment are included below, as well as different pages on the Ford website that have specific information that was used in this solution.

I. "Identify the educational, social, psychological, and ethical qualities that the organization seeks in its employees."

RESPONSE: Ford Motor Corporation has made extra effort to hire employee that represent the diversity of consumers. It has created grants and scholarships to help minority groups attain a college education. Ford offers driver training programs to help senior citizens and young adults develop safe driving skills. There are numerous programs that Ford Motor Corporation sponsors or is affiliated with whose aim is to create a diverse worksite representative of the current population, and that also serves to educate and instill ethic responsibility in the community and its employees.

Some of the expected behaviors of Ford Corporation employees include having a passion for the company and its customers; show respect and appreciation for others (co-workers and customers); clear and open communication; show initiative and integrity; set high expectations; hold yourself accountable for satisfying customers, etc. (These behaviors can be found in detail under the "Expected Behaviors" of the "One Ford" plan).

Ford's governance polices include a Code of Conduct handbook and a Code of Ethics for ...

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This 895-word solution includes a detailed step-by-step approach to researching and identifying the educational, social, psychological, and ethical qualities that a well-known organization seeks in its employees. The solution includes research of a representative well-known company as well as sample answers to the questions in this problem. It also includes different pages from the sample company website with specific information that was used in this solution. The solution concludes with a sample advertisement that is intended to attract managerial candidates with the qualities, traits, behavior and values desired by the organization researched in this solution.

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