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Week 3 Assignment
Application: Individual Case Study: Hiring Practices
Select one of these two cases for your individual case study:
o Nkomo 38. Case: A Solution for Adverse Impact (p. 118)
o Nkomo 40. Exercise: Evaluating the Recruiting Function (p. 123)
Review the Learning Resources that provide information on how to complete the
calculations relevant to your chosen case.
o For Nkomo 38. Case, this includes information on adverse impact in the textbook
and optional study notes.
o For Nkomo 40. Exercise, this includes information on how to calculate selection
and acceptance rates on pp. 231-232 of your Mathis text.
Locate at least one external resource from the Walden Library or the Internet to help
with analysis of your chosen case.
Review the Week 3 Assignment Template in the Learning Resources.
Job analysis homepage.
Submit by Day 7 a paper (500–700 words) that includes the following:
Calculations relevant to your case study:
o For Nkomo 38 Case; this includes adverse impact
o For Nkomo 40 Exercise; this includes selection and acceptance rates for the
position (you do not need to calculate the other yield rates on page 211 of the
Answers to the questions associated with your case that meet the following requirements:
o Double-spaced paragraphs
o The question used as the header for each answer
o APA style format
o Support from external sources with correct APA citations
o An APA reference list
Two job-related interview questions based on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other
characteristics (KSAOs) associated with your case and an explanation of how the
questions relate to the KSAOs
Week 3 Learning Resources
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see
all of this week's assigned Learning Resources. To access select media resources, please use the
media player below.
Note: To access this week's required library resources, please click on the link to the Course
Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Mathis, R. L., Jackson, J. H., Valentine, S. R., & Meglich, P. A. (2017). Human resource
management (15th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
o Chapter 4, “Workforce, Jobs, and Job Analysis” (pp. 121-159)
o Chapter 6, “Recruiting High-Quality Talent” (pp. 198-235)
o Chapter 7, “Selecting Human Resources” (pp. 238-273)
Nkomo, S. M., Fottler, M. D., & McAfee, R. B. (2011). Human resource management
applications: Cases, exercises, incidents, and skill builders (7th ed.). Mason, OH: SouthWestern Cengage Learning [Vital Source e-reader].
o Chapter 28, “Exercise: Which Employee Should be Terminated?” (pp. 91–92)
o Chapter 38, “Case: A Solution for Adverse Impact” (pp. 118–121)
o Chapter 40, “Exercise: Evaluating the Recruiting Function” (pp. 123–126)
HR-Guide.com. (n.d.). Job analysis homepage. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from
Document: Week 3 Discussion (Nkomo 28) Template (Word document)
50 Lessons. (2014b). Terminating a long-term employee [Video file]. Nashua, NH:
Skillsoft. Retrieved from http://www.books24x7.com/toc.aspx?bookid=32050
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.
Document: Study Notes: Job Analysis (PDF)
Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. (n.d.). Discrimination by type. Retrieved
September 16, 2014, from http://eeoc.gov/laws/types/index.cfm