Short Response Paper: Analyzing Applications
IND502: Strategic Talent Management In a Complex World
Position/Job Description: The position is for a Security Guard. Duties will be completed at the Black Cotton Apartment Complex. The complex is a gated community comprised of four apartment building units, recreation room, pool, gym, and pet walk. Apartments are either furnished or unfurnished. Garages are separate from apartment buildings. The security guard team will protect the assigned property, promote and enforce safety and security and act as a visible deterrent against irregular activity.
Job Description Consideration – I focused some aspects of the description such as the ability to work within access control points, the ability to provide accurate reports, and implement emergency plans if required. Further, I looked for those with good communication skills and some customer service experience as the candidate would interact with tenants on a regular basis. The candidate’s age (minimum 18), education (minimum HS diploma or GED), and holding a valid driver’s license are the minimum requirements that were identified before the application screening process was started (SHRM, 2017). The profiles were check for grammar as well as misspellings which would attest to attention to detail.
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