Running Head: PAF 410 MIDTERM
PAF 410 Midterm
PAF 410 MIDTERM
PAF 410 Midterm
Q1. Which skills are important for your candidate to possess? Are some more important
than others, if so why? (10 points)
The skills that I would consider for the candidate would have been excellent intrapersonal. The
candidate should also be a strategic thinker and also have people’s skills. People’s skills would be
vital since it would enhance the relationships among other workmates for a smooth run of the
Q2. Which characteristics are more likely to make the employees at Exxel perceive the
candidate as leader-like? Briefly describe the characteristics and explain why persons
possessing these characteristics are more likely to be perceived as leaders. (10 points)
The traits that would portray the candidate as a leader speaking to other colleagues and passing a
message that everything would be possible through. The candidate should have a vision of where
he/she intends to take the company. The candidate should also show mentorship characteristics
that will involve him/her speaking to other employees and telling them that everything would be
possible through a teamwork relationship.
Q3. Discuss potential strengths and weaknesses of using characteristics/traits models, such
as the Big 5 personality factors, as screening tools in the executive management hire. (5
The use of big five personality test as a screening tool for executive management candidate hiring
has been faced with advantages such as assisting the hiring team in decoding the questions that
they would pose to different candidates. It also helps in narrowing the selection of a candidate,
which makes thins simpler. However, it has its shortcomings, such as the use of much time to be
completed, which can discourage the potential candidate from proceeding with the assessment. It
also relies on a similar data that lacks diversity in selecting executive employees with different
Q4. Imagine Exxel decides to screen and hire candidates by using personality assessments.
Select one of the ethical tests we discussed in class and explain why the decision to use
personality assessments for hiring would be ethical or no...
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