Tanglewood Case 6

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Case requirements:

1. Develop a detailed selection plan for the position of a department manager to determine the most important KSAOs for this position.

2. Using the selection plan, develop a standardized interview protocol consisting of 10 questions that will be asked of all candidates, along with scoring keys for each question.

3. Conduct pilot interviews using the protocol you have established to determine the effectiveness of your questions.

4. Revise your interviews based on feedback from participants.

Case Objectives

Research on interviews has generally shown that standardized procedures are higher in their reliability and validity than unstructured interviews. Learning how structured
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In most cases, managers request that applicants fill out the work history applicant, a brief résumé, and then interview everyone who applies. This is a time consuming process, because many candidates simply do not have the requisite skills for the job. Other managers only interview individuals who have a certain number of years of work experience, experience in specific fields, or a specific educational background, but there is not a general consensus on which method is best.

Tanglewood would like to formulate a more efficient policy for screening. This is especially important in light of the large number of potential new predictors that have been included in the system as part of Marilyn Anchley and Donald Penchiala’s new procedures. They ideally would like to develop a sequence like that shown in Table 8.3 in the textbook that moves each applicant from the stage of being an applicant to an offer receiver.

To briefly review some financial information, the Marshfield Applicant Exam and Marshfield Customer Service Biodata Questionnaire and Essay are both copyrighted instruments that cost $10 each per applicant. Alternative computerized versions of these materials that do not carry a “per applicant” cost are available for in-store kiosks or can be completed online, but the startup costs are much higher for the electronic versions. Because the personality test and customer service tests were administered entirely in-house, they are free for

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