Hiring a Sustainable Development Specialist: Diversity and Pre-Screening Applicants With the Use of a Google Search

Hiring a Sustainable Development Specialist: Diversity and Pre-Screening Applicants With the Use of a Google Search

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Abstract

In this straightforward and timely case, students are tasked with navigating the intricacies of public personnel hiring including the managerial, political, legal, and ethical challenges that are commonly faced by public managers. As the director of a city economic development division, the student must choose between a group of candidates that have applied for a new position that has opened up in the department. Each candidate’s qualifications are described with the inclusion of details from the candidate’s personal life that create a twist in what should be a simple hiring process. The case can be used by the instructor in a variety of ways. On one level, the case works as a teaching tool for demonstrating to students how hiring works in the public sector. ...

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