Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Section 5; Integrative Questions for Section 5
- Outside resources are optional; however, you could consider using the course textbook to support your explanation.
A Kansas City based supplier of health care information technology (HCIT) solutions has recently hired you as a Human Resource Manager. You are in charge of hiring new medical consultants for the sales division of this organization. Due to the competitive marketplace, sales and revenues are at an all-time low. During your interview, you stated that you could serve as a valuable asset to this company. You noted your long-standing history of selecting the best candidates for a variety of positions and stated that you could bring the sales division back to its place as the leading resource of your organization. You want to perform well at this job because it is a big career move for you. You know that if people trust your judgement about the quality of the people you hire, that they will trust your judgement about other matters as well. Also, the more successful HR managers in this company tend to move to higher positions within the organization. This job also includes spending some leisure time after 5:00 P.M. with prospective clients.
Your job is to hire a medical consultant to assist with sales in of your latest HCIT solutions to a global marketplace. This job requires that the consultant be articulate, sophisticated, and knowledgeable about medical terminology and technology. Additionally, the job requires someone with an awareness of the impact of the political and economic arenas on healthcare involving availability, costs, and technology as well as maintaining an ethical approach to the job’s responsibilities. The job requires frequent travel Monday through Friday in order for the consultant to work with those in the prospective company.
Ren Sanspit, Changing Careers
As my resume states, I was a dentist before arthritis made that career too painful. My physician says that my condition would not interfere with this position. I think working with people in sales would be more interesting than taking bite-wings and placing rubber dams. I am an empty nester and want to devote time to my new career in order to be successful.
Angie Gram, Medical Technologist
As my resume states, I was an engineering major and I designed medical devices. I am very good with people, and I am working on improving my English-speaking skills. I graduated first in my class, and I wrote a paper on the use of qr codes to monitor patient medication that was recently published in a peer-reviewed journal. I am a leading expert in the medical technology field.
Medica Seles, Informatics Consultant
As my resume states, I have been a medical sales consultant for five years. I have been awarded the Sales Consultant of the Year at my last company. Currently, I am relocating to Kansas City because I will be getting married next month. My credentials are stellar and I graduated at the top of my class in Healthcare Informatics.
Karen Comfort, BSN
As my resume states, I have a BSN and have been employed in various positions in a variety of medical specialty practices. I have worked for M.D.s, D.O.s, and hospital administrators. Having worked in so many different specialty practices I am extremely well versed in medical terminology. I am single; therefore, I am available to travel and work long hours.
After considering the scenario and character descriptions, answer the following:
- Which of these four candidates would you hire for this position?
- Explain your decision.
Make sure to include a title page. In your summary, be sure to reference course material (readings, lectures, or concepts from the flash cards).
Writing Requirements (APA format)
- Length: 2-3 page (not including title page or references page)
- 1-inch margins
- Double spaced
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Title page
- References page (as needed)
Selecting the Best Candidate
A human resource manager’s position is rather demanding since the success of an organization largely depends on this specialist’s decisions. In order to choose the most suitable candidates for various positions, one has to be shrewd, knowledgeable, and objective. When hiring a new medical consultant, it is necessary to take into consideration each applicant’s positive and negative features that can affect their diligence and dedication.
Each of the four prospective medical consultants has listed some useful features and skills on their resumes. However, it is crucial for me to be thorough and attentive when analyzing the fitness of every applicant for the position. It seems to me that Ren Sanspit is the least suitable candidate due to his illness. Arthritis is known to limit one’s movement and cause pain, swollenness, and stiffness in joints (Fearon, Canavan, Biniecka, & Veale, 2016). Additionally, this candidate does not have any previous experience and is not knowledgeable about technology in spheres other than dentistry.
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