Developing People

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Corporations all over the world spend millions of dollars each year trying to improve the way their business operates. They look for ways to make their production more efficient, hire financial advisors to allow operations to occur on a tighter budget, but often forget to develop their most important resource, people. People, or human resources, are the backbone of business today despite the trend of shifting towards computer reliance and automation. People need to be selected correctly, trained effectively, reimbursed fairly, and most importantly, treated with respect. Some corporations are professionals at these skills, but others have trouble from the beginning and these troubles are evident throughout the entire employee development process. There are steps that can be taken to ensure proper employee selection and interviewing, employee training, and coaching and counseling of employee performance and emotional problems. With the adaptation of a proper protocol for these actions, corporations are able to develop highly stable and performance orientated teams of employees and avoids unnecessary conflict. People make the generalization that the proper qualifications, the right resume and the perfect interview will land them a job. However, corporations have to be more careful nowadays. Approximately sixty percent of all resumes contain false information. This is just one of the pitfalls that can lead to hiring the wrong person for a position which will lead to more employment problems in the future. Corporations must develop an applicant selection plan in order to screen for potentially negative qualities of applicants. One starting point for this plan is to determine whether to employ a multiple hurdle selection process or a compensatory process. In a multiple hurdle selection process applicants must fulfill a number of criteria in the application process or else they are automatically disqualified for the position....
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