COLLAPSE SUBDISCUSSION Angela Anderson Angela Anderson 5:32pmMay 8 at 5:32pm Manage Discussion Entry Hi Marcus, I appreciate your choices on your selection methods. Youssef Morgan and Stark...

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Angela Anderson

5:32pmMay 8 at 5:32pmManage Discussion Entry

Hi Marcus, I appreciate your choices on your selection methods. Youssef Morgan and Stark XXXXXXXXXXindicate that there are nine different selection methods. I believe that most if not all, organizations use them to evaluate if an individual may be the right fit for the job. When I think of test, I think of the personality test i.e., Myers-Briggs; The DiSC Behavior Inventory; and the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI); however, some researchers believe that compared to other hiring selection practices, personality assessments are among the least effective in predicting job performance (Meinert, XXXXXXXXXXIn addition, those selection tests are mainly aimed at measuring skills and abilities. They can decide if the potential employee can be essential and successful on the job. The basic assumption of test is that individuals are different in their job-related abilities and skills and that these skills can be adequately and accurately measured for comparison; however, tests can be complex and interrelated and can be miscalculated when they are reviewed. It is important that the results of tests be fairly and objectively measured. The HRM and employers should determine how the tests will be scored or assessed in advance.

Valentine, Meglieh, Mathis, and Jackson XXXXXXXXXXalso share that the ultimate purpose of selection is placement or ensuring that you have the right person for the job. The selection process focuses on the applicant’s knowledge skills and abilities (KSA)s, but they should also include the future employee motivation and needs. Selecting highly skilled employees depends on an effective recruiting process that would generate a positive applicant pool. To ensure the success of everyone depends upon the ability of the first-line managers to ensure appropriate training that can lead to a high job performance.

Since we are in a pandemic what techniques could you use if you were hiring someone today knowing that your applicants would be working from home or in a restricted work environment? Your thoughts


Meinert, D. (2015).What do personality test rally reveal? Retrieved from

Valentine, S.R., Meglich, P.A., Mathis, R.L., & Jackson, J.H. (2020).Human Resource Management(16th ed.). Cengage, Boston, MA.

Youssef-Morgan, C. M., & Stark. E. (2020).Strategic human resource management: Concepts, controversies, and evidence-based applications. Retrieved from

Angela Anderson

ThursdayMay 6 at 12:41pmManage Discussion Entry

Hi Marcus, I totally agree with your discussion assessment on the differences between child and adult learners. You raised some critical points as it relates to how children process decisions versus how adults make decisions. I find that many times, adults are distracted and are working on multiple projects, which can be overwhelming and counterproductive. The way adult learners acquire, absorb, and retain information differs significantly compared to how child learners do (Andriotis, XXXXXXXXXXAdult learners accumulate a repository of meaningful experiences as a learning core. Experiences are anchored upon the adult learners’ need to connect learning outcomes with one’s unique perspectives—which is indicative of being inclined towards a more personalized approach of learning. Unlike adult learners, child learners are naturally social in classroom settings, while adult learners, depending on personality type as well as other factors, feel the need to be offered these social opportunities (Gaetano, XXXXXXXXXXAdult learners may not even have the most conducive means to learn, while children, on the other hand, will try new tasks despite the quality of performance outcomes being far from promising. Nevertheless, child learners do not manifest the same social reservation as adults do, which makes children inordinately capable of corroborating an experimental mindset.

However, for both to be productive, learning should be expansive, spontaneous, and infinite. Thus, academic institutions re-configuring operational dynamics, technological infrastructure, and quality management – gradually contribute to a paradigm shift of ‘traditional brick-and-mortar learning’ to ‘online learning;’ given the practical and essentially favorable implications for adult learners’ quality of life. What are your thoughts?

Andriotis, N XXXXXXXXXXHow to adapt your training to the characteristics of adult learners.E-Learning Industry.Retrieved from to an external site.)

Gaetano, K XXXXXXXXXXFive ways adults learn differently than children.Learn Kit.Retrieved from

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Azra S Ahmad answered on May 09 2021
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Response 1
Hi Angela. Thank you. Your question is quite relevant since we are unsure when the pandemic would end and things will go back to normal. Working from home has both its benefits and...

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