the hiring process 7


Hiring is one of the most critical aspects of being a leader. In order to have an effective hiring process, some important preparation must be done before the candidate search, shortlist selection, and interview processes even begin. You and your team need to create a job description that includes all the hard and soft skills desired in candidates, as well as the key responsibilities of the role. After that, you and the team must agree upon a set of key competencies for the position. Finally, you must develop a set of questions designed to enable you to interview candidates for those competencies. All candidates will be interviewed with the same set of questions, thus enabling the hiring team to compare candidates effectively


For this exercise, select a position you are currently hiring for, or select a position that may have to be filled in your department or organization in the future. Follow the steps below to create all the required components of the Hiring Sheet for this position:

Step 1: Develop a Job Description If there is a current job description, you can use that for this part of the exercise. Submit it with your assignment for review.

Step 2: Identify Key Competencies Select 5 key competencies for the position from the List of Professional Competencies below. Instead, if you wish, you may select 4 competencies from the list and create one (1) competency of your own.

Step 3: Rank the Competencies Rank the competencies that you selected in order, from the most important (1) to the least important (5). Write a paragraph to explain your rationale for the order of importance of the competencies.

Step 4: Create Interview Questions Develop 2 questions for each competency that you selected for use when interviewing candidates. Your final list of questions for the position will contain 10 questions.

Formatting Requirements

• Typed, double-spaced, professional font (size 10 – 12) with one-inch margins on all sides

• Your submission includes one Job Description and one Hiring Sheet

• Your Hiring Sheet includes

: o A brief Introduction, describing the company, department, and position for which you are creating the hiring sheet

o Five Key Competencies ranked from most important (1) to least important (5)

o Your Rationale for the ranking and order of importance of the competencies

o Two Interview Questions to assess each competency, for a total of 10 questions

• Include a Cover Page with the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name, course title, and date

• References must be included and provide appropriate information that enables the reader to locate the original source. Application and analysis of course materials and resources are expected, and additional research is welcome.

• The Cover Page and References are not included in the required page length