ASSIGNMENT TWO:SHORT COURSE IN HUMAN RESOURCE HIRING PRACTICES 7190-0

Topics: Management, Human resources, Human resource management Pages: 18 (3834 words) Published: January 10, 2014

QUESTION 1

1.1.Study the following advertisement and cover letter received from Mr Moloto. Suppose you are the human resource manager and decided to appoint Mr J Moloto as the Deputy Director: Human Resource Development and Performance Management. Write a letter of appointment to Mr Moloto.(10)

ANSWER

15 March 2005

Mr M J MolotoPrivate Bag X2037
12 Visagie StreetMmabatho
Sunnyside2735
0032

SUBJECT:APPOINTMENT AS THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR: HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE MANAGMENT

Dear Mr J Moloto

The Department of Public Works, North West Province would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your successful appointment as the Deputy Director: Human Resource Development and Performance Management.

The main task and duties that will comprise your job description will include the following:

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT:
Advise the Head of Department on training policy;
Manage the implementation of the Skills Development Plan, Learnerships, Bursaries, the Induction Programme, Career Guidance, Adult Basic Education and Training; and PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT:
Manage the development and implementation of performance management system and system; Provide advise to Programme Managers on performance management related issues; To provide the lead in solving performance-related problems and motivation factors; To provide the lead in the formulation and implementation of Batho Pele Service Delivery Standards; and GENERAL:

Overall management of human and other resources.

ASSUMPTION OF DUTY

Your employment will be on a permanent basis and will commence on 01 May 2005. You will be on a 12 month probation period from May 2005 to May 2006. Upon confirmation of satisfactory probation, your appointment will be made permanent.

SALARY PACKAGE

Your starting salary will be Notch 1. of the salary package R193 920-R226 230. Employee benefits and other terms and benefits are outlined in detail in the attached Benefits Brochure enclosed.

REPORTING OFFICIAL

You must report on 01 May 2005 to Mr P J Moremedi the Human Resource Director at Room 516, at the Department of Public Works, Corner of Markgraaf and St. Andrews Street, Lebohang Building, Mmabatho by 08:00am.

ACCEPTANCE OF JOB OFFER

Please notify Mrs K Carpenter, Human Resource Officer telephonically on 018 387 2087 by no later than 20 March 2005, whether you accept the job offer. Please indicate your acceptance on the enclosed letter of acceptance and forward it to facsimile number 018 387 2137 by no later than 20 March 2005. You have 5 working days to consider the job officer after which the job offer will expire.

We look forward to welcoming you as a part of our team and trust that you will have a fulfilling career with us.

Yours sincerely,

P J Moremedi
Mr P J Moremedi
Human Resource Director
Department of Public Works
North West Province

Pg 195-196, Annexure H, Hiring employees: Principles and Practices; Coetzee, M., Joubert, M. & Steenkamp, E., 2005, 1st Edition

QUESTION

1.2.Briefly discuss the most frequent mistakes made by interviewers.(15)

ANSWER

1.
Talking too much
An interviewer may possess excellent communications skills and use the forum of the interview inappropriately to demonstrate his/her own skills instead of giving the interviewee the opportunity to sell him/her self. The interviewer should try to rein him/her self in and instead be quiet and listen to what the applicant has to say. 2.

Jumping to conclusions
The interviewer makes an assumption too early based on information given by the applicant instead of listening and evaluating the information in a holistic manner. 3.
Telegraphing the desired answer
The interviewer inadvertently gives the applicant clues as to what kind of information he/she wants to hear....

Bibliography: 1. Pg 195-196, Annexure H, Hiring employees: Principles and Practices; Coetzee, M., Joubert, M. & Steenkamp, E., 2005, 1st Edition
2. Pg 161-164 Hiring employees: Principles and Practices; Coetzee, M., Joubert, M. & Steenkamp, E., 2005, 1st Edition
3. Pg 175, What every Supervisor should know, Lester R, Bittel/John W, Newstrom, McGraw-Hill Book Co. 1990, 6th Edition
4. Frequently asked questions: http://www.saqa.org.za/
5. 4.2.1.:http://www.mopp.qut.edu.au/B/B_04_02.jsp, Queensland University of Technology, Recruitment and Selection Policy.
6. Pg 172-174, Annexure A, Hiring employees: Principles and Practices; Coetzee, M., Joubert, M. & Steenkamp, E., 2005, 1st Edition
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