The paper "The Context of the Hiring" is a perfect example of a Management Term Paper. This report is a report of our group and outlines a unique eligibility requirement for an international institution whose job task involves accounting. So as to qualify as unique recruitment, the permanent employment certification application must include a detailed report outlining the competitive recruitment (Zaffron & Steve, 2009). The report contains the job specifications and the criteria used in the recruitment and selection process in addition to recommendations for improving the recruitment process. As a group, we ensured that the selection process would be a competitive one as there were a substantial number of applicants.
This large number had to be downsized so as to have a pool of the top candidates for the recruitment exercise. This number was downsized by ensuring all candidates met the minimum requirements, and then the rest were chosen in terms of their qualifications both academically and on handwork experience. The group met twice to discuss and scrutinize the applications so as to ensure applicants had met the job requirements as indicated in the job advertisement.
The group also took the time to consider the quality of the applicant's resumes. Some of the applicants rejected at this point were those that did not meet the minimum job requirements and their application letters and resumes did not bring out a clear picture for their capability in the job according to the company’ s standards (Huffcutt, 2011). The group was then narrowed further to five candidates who brought out their best in their qualifications, and a blend of their writing ability and job skills according to the requirements and standards of the department. The finalists were requested to give recommendation letters from all their listed referees.
Prior to this, we had made phone interviews with the listed references to clarify some of the information listed by the candidates in their applications. This included clarifications about the honesty of the candidate with regard to the information provided, in regard to work experience, reasons for job termination and any other information deemed necessary. According to Morgeson et al (2005), this clarification is deemed an important aspect of any recruitment. The finalists were then invited for an interview, whereby the best candidate would be contacted and confirmed while sending regret and encouragement letters to the rest.
However, as noted by Melsen, (2013), the applicants' resumes should be retained for a certain period of time should there be a need for recruitment in the future. The KPIs of the applicant that we considered were. Attention to detail Confidence of the applicant about his ability to perform on the job Applicants experience and job skills The communication skills and effectiveness of the applicant in terms of fluency. Job Specifications Keeping track of a firm’ s finances during its normal transaction of business Ensuring timely computation, preparation of tax returns and remittance of all statutory deductions Preparation of the firm’ s financial statements Ensuring that all financial reporting deadlines are met, internally and externally Maintaining external business affiliations with financial institutions, government officials, creditors, debtors, and other business stakeholders. Reporting to the management in regard to the company finances Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to provide advice to management. Preparation, examining, and analyzing accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards. Preparing and reviewing the budget, revenue, expenses, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents. Monitoring and reviewing accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.