MGMT 303 Spotting Talent Case Study

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MGMT 303 Spotting Talent Case Study
Attracting and selecting the right talent is critical to a company’s success. For tech companies…

 

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MGMT 303 Spotting Talent Case Study

MGMT 303 Spotting Talent Case Study

A+ Week 5

Read the Case Application 2: Spotting Talent. See the case toward the end of Chapter 13.

After reading the case, answer Questions 1, 2, and 5.

CASE APPLICATION 2 Spotting Talent

Attracting and selecting the right talent is critical to a company’s success. For tech companies, the process is even more critical since it’s the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their employees that determines these companies’ efficiency, innovation, and ultimately, financial achievements. So, how do companies like Google and Facebook and even IBM and Microsoft attract the talent they need? As you’ll see, these companies use some unique approaches.

In trying to attract qualified candidates with technical skills and knowledge to consider a career at IBM, the mature tech company brought its Watson computer that beat two former Jeopardy champions in a televised match to Carnegie Mellon’s campus where students got a chance to challenge the computer during a symposium on Watson.

Question #1. What does this case imply about the supply of and demand for employees and the implications for businesses?

The case implies that while there may be a surplus of candidates out…

Question #2. What’s the meaning behind the “search for the purple squirrel” in relation to spotting talent?  Is this relevant to non-tech companies, as well? Discuss.

The search for the ‘purple squirrel’ is synonymous to finding the perfect…

Question #5.  Put on your “creative” hat. You’re in charge of HR at a tech start-up. What suggestions can you come up with for “spotting talent?”

As the head of HR in a tech start-up company, depending on the budget, the…