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Selection At DESCON (Case Study)

1. Introduction Of The Case
DESCON has won the contract for the LASMO oil pipeline work for the Bhit gas field development project. Altaf Baig, who is the Head of the Project Divisions, is looking for a Site Manager of Grade Three at DESCON for LASMO Oil Pipeline Project.For this, Projects Division sent a HR requirement form to the HR Department after receiving confirmation from LASMO Oil Company to start work in April 2002. GM Projects Division Department also sent job specifications & job descriptions. Sabeeh Faruqi asked his deputy Shahid Luqman to send Five CVs. Shahid Luqman identified several competent candidates from the DESCON HRIS & sent them to Project Division for feedback.

2. The Search
Altaf Baig, the General Manager and the Head of Project Division received the following comments from HR on each candidate.

2.1Candidate No 1
Masood Ahmad:He was born in May 1961. He has a done Diploma of Associate Engineer from Pak – Swiss Centre. He is presently serving as a Deputy Manager in DESCON. He has piping fabrications and erection, structure fabrication and stationary equipment competencies. He is physically fit for the job. He has good recommendations from seniors as a manager and planner. He has sufficient field experience of oil industry.

2.2Candidate No 2
Hamid Mahmood:He was born in May 1961. He has a degree of BE in Mechanical Engineering from UET. He is presently serving as a Manager in DESCON. He has piping fabrication and erection, structure fabrication and stationary equipment competencies. He is physically fit for the job. He is able to handle a project of 1.5 million man-hours with ease.

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2.3Candidate No 3
Abdul Sammad:He was born in January 1971. He has a degree of BE in Mechanical Engineering from UET. He is presently serving as a Senior Engineer in DESCON. He has piping fabrication and erection, structure fabrication and stationary equipment competencies. He is physically fit for the job. He has good recommendations from the seniors as a team leader and project planner .

2.4Candidate No 4
Shakeel Ghani :He was born in December 1959. He has a degree BE in Mechanical Engineering from UET. He is presently serving as a Manager in DESCON. He has piping fabrication and erection, structure fabrication and stationary equipment competencies. He is physically fit for the job but clearance from project division is needed.

2.5Candidate No 5
Bilal Ashiq Bhatti :He was born in May 1958. He has a degree of BE in Mechanical Engineering from UET. He is presently serving as a Manager in DESCON. He has piping fabrications and erection, structure fabrication and stationary equipment competencies. He is physically fit for the job but needs clearance from project / client.

3. Views Of Altaf Baig
His views on the position are that it will require someone who has experience of working on similar projects and is able to develop teams and systems. He must be physically fit and young because the field job is very demanding. Also I have to keep the cost issues and timings in mind while selecting the candidate.

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4. Non-Selected Candidates
In views of Altaf Baig, the following candidates were not selected: 1. Abdul Sammad 2. Shakeel Ghani 3. Bilal Ashiq Bhatti

5. Reasons Of Non-Selection
1. Abdul Sammad He is presently working as a Senior Engineer at Grade 5 at DESCON while the required job position is of Construction Manager which is at Grade 3. So he cannot jump directly from Grade 5 to Grade 3.Also he is a young employee having a less work experience as compared to what is required for the job. That’s why he is not selected. 2. Shakeel Ghani Although he is a senior employee & working as a Manager at DESCON, possesses the required competencies & is physically fit for the job but still he is not selected...
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