Develop a sourcing plan for the position you have chosen. As the authors of the text point out, a recruiting source is effective if it helps a company meet its staffing goals for the position being filled. The firm’s staffing goals might include speed, cost, and candidate and new hire quality. Given the goal of hiring high-potential employees able to perform well and contribute to a business’s strategy execution, attending to the quality of the applicant pool is at least as important as attending to the quantity of applicants.
Critically analyze the recruiting sources discussed in Chapter 6 and then recommend what recruiting sources to use to find qualified candidates for this position. Table 6.1 in Chapter 6 provides a number of external recruiting sources. Spend time as a team in deciding how and why these sources are effective.
Then create a recruitment ad for the position that incorporates a realistic job preview that will attract qualified candidates. Decide where to place this ad: a newspaper, social media, job boards, search firm, college campuses, and so forth. Why did it make the most sense to place it there? This paper should be 5–7 pages in length.