Rough Draft – Case Study Analysis Jennah Qutub COMM/215 December 5, 2010 A J Doherty Carl Robins was hired on as the new campus recruiter for ABC, Inc. Due to a multitude of errors on his part, he appeared to underestimate the job description and the duties involved. Apparently Carl Robins was hired for a position with excessive responsibilities for him to manage. As a result, Carl’s lack of organization, preparation, and attention to detail became obvious.
Although he was successful in hiring fifteen new recruits, he does not possess the necessary organizational nor time-management skills to complete the hiring process required of him.Mr. Robins recruited the new trainees in the beginning of April to work for the Operation Supervisor, Monica Carrolls. After hiring the new employees he scheduled a new orientation for June 15th without checking to see if the space he reserved was already booked. On May 15th, Monica reminded Carl of the training schedule, orientation, manuals, policy booklets, drug tests, and all of the other issues he was to have coordinated by the June 15th deadline. During his contact with Ms.
Carrolls, he assured her that the specified issues would be in order on time. Unfortunately Mr. Robins did not follow through in concluding the hiring process correctly. While Mr. Robins was able to successfully recruit several new hires, he lacked in following hiring procedures correctly. In retrospect, consideration should have been made on Mr.
Robins’ behalf to look into what may have caused his lapse in judgment. Did the manual given to Mr. Robins at the time of his hire, clearly specify the protocols put in place by ABC, Inc. n new hire procedures. Perhaps his supervisor needed to check in with him periodically to ensure he had a good grasp of the hiring process. It is unclear as to whether or not Mr.
Robins was supposed to be in charge of the screening process; however, this could have also been allocated to HR to follow up with as well.There are a lot of underlying issues with the hiring process at ABC, Inc. , but it is evident that Mr. Robins will need to take accountability for his lack of follow through. Clearly, his time-management skills are in question. Time anagement is a common problem amongst millions of Americans, and creates unhealthy stress levels that can lead to fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, depression and anxiety (Mindtools.
com 1995-1998). With the appropriate time management skills and tools, stress can be manageable and reversible. Time is a precious commodity and it doesn’t change. There are only 24 hours in a day. Time management skills allow you to beat work overload, increase effectiveness, achieve more in your personal and professional life, and significantly reduce stress and anxiety.Investing in these skills could help Mr.
Robins save time and better focus on the task at hand. In order to be effective in your personal and professional life, time management skills are essential. At the very core of these skills is a crucial shift in focus. One must “concentrate on results and not on being “busy” (Mindtools. com 1995-2008). Mr.
Robins needs to track how much real time he spends on a project and use that knowledge to estimate future work, by putting in place project and task histories, which will help him pinpoint problems within a project, or to foresee possible challenges in future projects.Another element that played an instrumental role in this particular case was procrastination. People usually procrastinate because they are overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin. By procrastinating, you are investing in the wrong task and you will find little or no time left for the important things. Time management skills assist you in prioritizing tasks so you can overcome your hesitation. To become an excellent time manager you must be organized. Having a place for everything and keeping it there helps to stay organized. This is an issue I deal with on a consistent basis.
Whether I am preparing for a writing assignment, getting dinner prepared or sending welcome letters to new clients in a timely fashion, I can usually find a million things to do before having to conquer what is on my to-do list. I have found that creating an hourly log helps to hold me accountable. However, I run my own business and could not imagine recruiting/hiring on new employees, and not allocating the new hire background checks to the Human Resource Department. As a National Sales Director, my duty is to recruit and train our employees on the field. All of the fine tuning and red tape goes through our HR department.Once the group is cleared and we have a set number of trainees to begin our orientation, I will then check with our management company on what board rooms are available and when; book it, and inform our new hires of when their orientation will be.
((Perhaps Mr. Robins was unaware that the process was going to require (the kind of ‘hand-holding’) on-going supervision and continuous follow through that would ensure the new hires a place in the orientation room. ) (I have certain sentences in parenthesis, because I am unsure of when and if I will use them) Rough Draft – Case Study Analysis