“Company Competitive Advantage” Please respond to the following:
- Propose two ways that a company can gain a competitive advantage over other companies when striving to recruit job applicants. Use the terminology from Figure 5.1 in our text book.
- Imagine you are head of the HR department, and you have been asked to review two applicants for the sales clerk position at your company. Alice, the first applicant has 10 years of experience in sales work, but can be easily distracted. She will not work on commission and cannot work weekends. She can be a little obstinate, but has an excellent job history. Mary, the second applicant, has only one year experience, but is very congenial and loves working with people. Her work schedule is very flexible, but she can become a little stressed at times and has been known for having to quietly leave and regroup for a short time. Determine which candidate would be the “right fit” for the sales clerk position. Support your decision by describing the thought process that lead up to your decision.