Assignment: Before starting this Assignment, review the Assignment Checklist. You are the hiring manager for Home Improvement Center and need to fill a position for a night supervisor position. You...

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Assignment: Before starting this Assignment, review the Assignment Checklist. You are the hiring manager for Home Improvement Center and need to fill a position for a night supervisor position. You have narrowed the selection to an applicant you think would be a good fit for the position. The applicant meets the job requirements and responded well to the competency-based interview questions you posed during the interview. You conducted reference checks on the applicant by contacting former employers and received positive results. However, the background check shows the applicant was convicted of possession of illicit drugs 10 years ago, for which the applicant served time in prison. Respond to the following questions in a 2–3-page paper. 1. How do the results of the background check influence your decision to hire the applicant? Do you still hire the applicant, despite the results of the background check? Explain. 2. What are potential legal issues associated with background checks? Include a description of negligent hiring and defamation of character. Describe the steps an organization should take to prevent negligent hiring and defamation of character from occurring. Assignment Checklist: ● This Assignment should be a 2–3-page Word document, in addition to the title and reference pages. ● It must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics. ● Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples where asked. ● Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose. ● Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
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Answer To: Assignment: Before starting this Assignment, review the Assignment Checklist. You are the hiring...

Somprikta answered on Mar 26 2021
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ring manager for Home Improvement Center, when the potential applicant is discovered to be an ex-offender, it becomes a tough call regarding the process of hiring. There are certain aspects that ought to be considered before the decision is made final. These aspects include the nature and severity of the offence, the difference between time of conviction and the interview, the nature of the job for which the applicant is applying. In this case, the applicant had been convicted for possessing illicit drugs and served prison, however all this happened 10 years ago. The job for which he is being hired is for a night supervisor position. According to Nichols (2018), possession of illicit drugs for personal use is considered an infraction and a minor violation. The hiring manager cannot simply deny the job role because of this reason.
Moreover, a hiring manager or even an organisation cannot move beyond 7 years when doing a background check. In this case, the conviction happened 10 years ago. Therefore, as a hiring manager I would like to hire the applicant. The...
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