Podcast Response


Description: This exam is designed to test your comprehension of the course content. The style for the exam is to two questions, and create a “podcast” response for each question (Write out Script Response). But, these recordings (Scripts) should be engaging, and if you choose to use a script, should not read like you are reading me a script. They should be conversational in tone. Also, while the first priority is demonstrating your knowledge of the course content through your answers, you should also feel empowered to be creative! Each audio recording (Written Script) should be at a minimum 30-seconds and no more than 1-minute long. Note: I do expect you to include citations in your podcasts, and reference the materials you used to generate your responses. Below you will find the reading Work Rules! You can use that for citations.

QUESTION: 1. Giving performance reviews, and engaging in effective performance management practices, can be tough. Some of our readings suggest that companies are no longer doing performance management, others advocate doing it, but customizing it to what works best at a particular organization. If you were consulting for a company, and giving them recommendations for how to design an effective performance management system, what would you suggest? What would be the benefits and drawbacks to what you propose? Ultimately, would you recommend using a performance management system in the organization? QUESTION: 2. If you were a Human Resource Manager, and you had to advise your company as they are hiring for several positions, what best practices would you recommend?

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For example, how much emphasis would you put on the job descriptions, and what would you indicate that they need to include? Similarly, if you were looking at the pool of candidates for a position, and trying to make decisions about who to bring in for an interview, what considerations would you advise them to look out for, particularly regarding the gender and ethnicity composition of their selection pool? What guidelines would you give them for hiring for current, open positions, and hiring well (e.g., how might you think about using measures that are reliable and valid)? RUBIC: 1.) The answers are clearly articulated (both in content, and audibly) and understandable2.) The answers realistically addresses the question and promise to have an important and real impact. There is enough detail to understand how the answer could be implemented.

3.) The content of the answer clearly connects to the course readings and content through paraphrasing, direct quotes, and citation4.) The method for implementation is understandable and related to the broader course content5.) The answer includes a proposed time frame for implementation that is both clear and feasible6.) The answer seems viable and as though it could really be implemented7.) It is creative and presented in a compelling, thoughtful, and persuasive way

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