August 26, 2013
Over the last 12 months Bradford Enterprise has more than double the number of locations and employees in one state. As the result of last year's rapid growth, the owner of Bradford Enterprises in looking to create an equitable and stable Human Resources (HR) Department. The upgrades to the HR Department will allow the company to reach a new level of competitiveness. The responsibility of the HR Manager is to use the tools available to select the best employees for Bradford Enterprises. The owner has identified three tools for the expansion of the HR Department: selection test; HRIS (Human Resource Information System) and succession planning tool.
Selection test refers to when employers use employee test and other processes to screen applicants for hire and employees for promotion. The use of tests can be an effectual method of establishing which candidates or employees are the best fit for a specific job. Some of the most common tests used today include: cognitive test, physical ability, sample job task, medical inquiries and physical examinations, criminal background check, credit check, performance appraisal, and English proficiency tests. Employers must adhere to all federal, state and local laws, specifically all governing Equal Opportunity Employment laws.