Tanglewood Case 7

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Tanglewood is currently in need of a new manager for their flagship store in Spokane. 20 individuals were contacted as potential candidates, with internal candidates contacted via referrals by regional managers and external candidates that were based on nominations from corporate offices. A total of 10 candidates have taken up the application. The company is in possession of their resumes, retail knowledge tests, standardized test scores from the Marshfield Applicant Exam, biographical data, and two personality dimensions tests. This information will be used in determining the company’s choice for the position.

The importance of the position is relevant in the decision making of the company. The Spokane
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All of the data that have been gathered from the applicants will be used in determining who will be chosen for the position.
Table 2 shows the total scores of each applicant when analyzed using three different multiple predictor methods, namely clinical prediction, unit weighing, and rational weighing. The clinical prediction and unit weighing schemes have produces the same results, thus only the column for unit weighing is shown.

Table 2: Applicant Scores under multiple predictor methods Biodata Applicant exam Retail Knowledge Conscientiousness Extraversion Unit weighing Rational Weighing
Candidate 1 70 45 65 75 70 65 66.75
Candidate 2 60 65 70 50 90 67 66.5
Candidate 3 80 60 40 90 80 70 67.5
Candidate 4 60 55 80 65 55 63 65.5
Candidate 5 40 80 45 60 60 57 51.5
Candidate 6 75 40 30 80 75 60 58.75
Candidate 7 55 35 45 60 75 54 53.75
Candidate 8 65 90 60 70 80 73 69
Candidate 9 60 60 55 50 65 58 57.75
Candidate 10 85 55 60 90 90 76 76 Corporate Average 50 50 50 50 50
Managerial average 60 60 65 55 70

The results for unit weighing were

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