Analyze different types of strategies

Strategy, Planning, and Selection 
Due Week 3 and worth 170 points

Assume  for this assignment that you are being highly considered for a  director-level HR management position for a best-in-class national  retailer. You are in the final phase of the interview process and must  respond to the interview panel regarding specific questions and  scenarios that will help them determine if you are a good fit for the  new role. The company’s culture is centered on the effective development  of strategy, plans, and selection criteria aimed at building and  sustaining a competitive and profitable organization. It will be  extremely important that you respond with a strategic mindset in order  to convince the organization you are able to help them ensure the  execution of the business strategy.

Write a six to seven (6-7) page paper in which you:

  • Analyze different types of strategies (cost leadership,  differentiation, and focus/niche) and select which one you would deem  more appropriate for an “efficiency-minded” retail organization and  explain your rationale. How would the selected strategy ultimately  affect how HR does its job?
  • Examine the four (4) approaches to job design/redesign and  provide an example (not a definition) of each. Then, make a case to the  interviewing panel on the importance of effective job design  applications in supporting the overall strategic goals of the  organization.
  • Consider challenges and constraints associated with recruiting  workers and identify and discuss at least two (2) issues. What advice  would you give to ease your selected issues? Be specific.
  • List and describe 2–3 candidate selection process ideas that might add value and overall effectiveness to the process. HINT: http://www.selectinternational.com/blog/bid/147051/5-Tips-for-Designing-an-Effective-Employee-Selection-System. Also, what problems should HR and management teams avoid during the selection process?