CASE STUDY: Preparing a Comprehensive Staffing Plan

In this Module’s Case, imagine that you are working as Director of Human Resources in a privately held, mid-sized engineering and manufacturing organization that is a government contractor. Your boss, the VP of HR, has asked you to:

Prepare a brief but comprehensive plan in which you pull together and integrate the organization’s recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes. Your plan must effectively cover the range of the organization’s needs and issues related to finding, attracting, and successfully hiring and onboarding:

Skilled labor
Production (“unskilled”) labor
Challenges: Your facilities are located in a city that has a larger than average percentage of people who are receiving various forms of public assistance. The city also has a lower than average number of college graduates and professionals, due to flight from the region to high tech hubs in the Northeast and Southwestern United States.

Assignment Expectations:

Prepare a 4-5 page plan, not including cover and reference page, double spaced, 1″ margins.
Support your choices for each part of your plan by drawing upon the required readings, plus any other relevant sources that you read.
Cite and reference any sources that you use in your work.
Use headings and subheadings to clearly show the structure of your plan.
Be sure to include a cover page and reference page, in addition to the 4-5 pages of analysis described above.
Topic – Recruiting

Please read the following article on recruiting:

Wright, E., & Domagalski, T. (2010, May). Common sense hiring. SuperVision, 71(5), 15-17. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global. (Document ID: 1).

Bernthal, P. (n.d.) Calculating ROI for Selection Systems, accessed November 28, 2011 at:
Kluemper, D. H., & Rosen, P. A. (2009). Future employment selection methods: Evaluating social networking web sites. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 24(6), 567-580. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global. (Document ID: 1).
Razi, N. (2006). Employing O.D. Strategies in the Globalization of HR. Organization Development Journal, 24(4), 62-68. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1).
The Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (n.d.) Selection Methods Retrieved November 28, 2011 from


Byham, W. C. (n.d.) Strong Start to Job Success: What Leaders Can Do to Shorten Time to Proficiency, Increase Job Engagement, and Reduce Early Turnover. White paper retrieved November 28, 2011 from Development Dimensions International website:


Anonymous (2010, March). Adopting a systematic approach to bringing healthcare executives into a new position or organization. Healthcare Executive, 25(2), 100-1. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global. (Document ID: 1).
Anonymous (2009, June). Onboarding: A critical element in strategic talent management. (2009, June). Workforce Management, 88(7), S10. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global. (Document ID: 1).