read this interview of Craig Ramsey, former EVP of AMC Theatres, the second largest U.S. theater chain

HRA 549 Recruitment, Selection Placeme

Module 1 Assignment 1

After reading Cascio & Aguinis’ article, read this interview of Craig Ramsey, former EVP of AMC Theatres, the second largest U.S. theater chain (and one of LCC’s direct competitors)! It contains valuable insight into trends and future directions for the movie theater/entertainment industry.

Read the article.

As the new Director of Talent Management, your first task is to write a brief email to the CEO of LCC detailing three specific plans to make strategic staffing decisions to address these industry trends. For example, it might be important to note trends towards a global audience and how your recruiting and hiring practices will support that based on changing demographics in the workforce.

Expect to take approximately 2-3 pages to explain your plans. Your work will be graded on content, clarity, creativity, correctness, and, above all, critical thinking per the HRA Written Assignment Rubric.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment box no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This Assignment box is linked to Turnitin.)

HRA 549 Recruitment, Selection Placeme

Module 2 Assignment 2

Now it is time to make the theoretical more applied. This one may require some pre-planning, so be sure to get started on it as early as possible. For this project, you may choose to work alone or collaborate with up to 2 peers.

Contact a local movie theater.** Conduct a formal job analysis on any ONE of the following job titles (or another similar job title): Usher, Concessionist, Box Office Cashier, Server, Bartender, Projectionist, Assistant Manager, Manager, Regional Director, etc.

NOTE: YOU MAY NOT CHOOSE YOUR OWN JOB TITLE!!!

**If you are absolutely unable to use a movie theater for this assignment, you may substitute a job from a different sector of the service industry, such as a restaurant or commercial bank.

Submit a brief narrative report (expect to take 2-3 pages, double spaced) addressing the following:

Which job title did you analyze?

What methods did you use for analysis? (interviews, questionnaires, observation, etc.)

What sources did you use for analysis? (incumbents, supervisors, SMEs, O*NET, SHRM, BLS, etc.)

What challenges did you encounter during this process?

What would you do differently if you had more time to complete your analysis?

Also include a brief job description (expect to take about 1 page), to include:

Job title

Brief job summary

Job requirements (tasks and KSAOs)

Your work will be graded on content, clarity, creativity, correctness, and, above all, critical thinking per the HRA Written Assignment Rubric.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment box no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This Assignment box is linked to Turnitin.) [Note: if you collaborated on the assignment, only one author should submit, with the names of all team members on the report.]

HRA 549 Recruitment, Selection Placeme

Module 3 Assignment 3

Now it is time to make the theoretical more applied. For this project, you may choose to work alone or collaborate with up to 2 peers.

Surf the employment pages of 3 different corporate websites. Try to choose different industries and/or different sized organizations for comparison. Analyze the major features, strengths, and weaknesses of the recruiting messages you view throughout each site, from the employment splashdown page to specific position postings.

Prepare a brief narrative report that summarizes, compares, and contrasts your findings.

Does each organization rely on a particular style of recruiting message? If so, which one(s) and why?

How well do these sites support the trends and strategies presented in this module’s readings?

Suppose you were an outside consultant brought in to overhaul recruiting at these organizations. What recommendations will you make to revise or change the site or the message presented? Why?

Expect to take about 4-5 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on content, clarity, creativity, correctness, and, above all, critical thinking per the HRA Written Assignment Rubric.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment box no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This Assignment box is linked to Turnitin.) [Note: if you collaborated on the assignment, only one author should submit, with the names of all team members on the report.]

HRA 549 Recruitment, Selection Placeme

Module 5 Assignment 4

Choose a job that you are interested in. For this assignment, you may relate it to your term project by choosing a movie theater job title, or you may choose an unrelated job. However, you may not choose your own current job(s).

You may work with one partner, or on your own.

Develop a test or assessment for the job. While the assessment does not have to be a written or typed test, it should not be an interview situation (interviews will be covered at length in the next module).

Start by providing:

Job Title

Brief Job Description

Brief List of KSAOs (this can be presented in outline format/bullet points)

Describe your test in detail and provide a minimum of 3 sample items/questions. Be sure to:

Describe how you will develop the test (hint – think of job analysis)

Describe what type of test it is

Explain when and where in the selection process it will occur and who will administer it (e.g., immediately after application vs. closer to the end of the selection process, computerized/online vs. at the jobsite, proctored vs. unproctored, HR staff vs. hiring managers, etc.). Remember to give consideration to why you made these choices

Discuss relative costs/person hours required to administer it and how this relates to the utility of the test

Discuss how you will address and balance any issues related to reliability, validity, applicant perceptions, fake-ability, utility, and adverse impact

Expect to take about 3-4 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on content, clarity, creativity, correctness, and, above all, critical thinking per the HRA Written Assignment Rubric.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment box no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This Assignment box is linked to Turnitin.) [Note: if you collaborated on the assignment, only one author should submit, with the names of all team members on the assignment.]

HRA 549 Recruitment, Selection Placeme

Module 6 Assignment 5

Choose a job that you are interested in. For this assignment, you may relate it to your term project by choosing a movie theater job title, or you may choose an unrelated job. You may choose the same job title you used for Module 5’s Assignment (Assignment 4). Again, you may not choose your own current job(s). You may work with one partner, or on your own.

Create a structured behavioral interview for the job you chose.

Start by providing:

Job Title

Brief Job Description

Brief List of KSAOs (this can be presented in outline format/bullet points)

Describe the interview in detail and provide a minimum of 3 sample structured behavioral questions. Be sure to:

Describe how you will develop the interview questions to ensure they are job-related and behaviorally-focused.

Explain when and where in the selection process it will occur and who will administer it (e.g., immediately after application vs. closer to the end of the selection process, remote vs. at the jobsite, HR staff vs. hiring managers, both, panel, etc.). Remember to give consideration to why you made these choices.

Discuss relative costs/person hours required to conduct the interview and how this relates to the utility of the interview.

Provide a scoring rubric to rate candidate responses on each of your sample questions.

Your rubric should include behavioral anchors (explanations at each scale point, see the example on the next page – note that you may have as many or as few scale points as you wish, numeric or qualitative).

Expect to take about 3-4 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on content, clarity, creativity, correctness, and, above all, critical thinking per the HRA Written Assignment Rubric.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment box no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This Assignment box is linked to Turnitin.) [Note: if you collaborated on the assignment, only one author should submit, with the names of all team members on the report.]