Xyz Global inc is the national level multi product company with a good reputation .But in the past our organisation have noticed that the performance of the organisation was not up to the mark and was not performing well especially in the field of sales and marketing which is the major division of an organisation .So we have decided to recruit full time company employee to perform the function of field product promotion Representative which was earlier performed by temporary employment agencies and independent contracters. This division is organised in all 21 regions and our Regional director has got wide management authority and they will recruit, hire, supervise these employees and they also provide all the information about the organisation like work life ,working conditions etc ..
A job description for field product promotion representative.
A job description is the process of collecting information about duties ,responsibilities, necessary skills, outcomes of a work environment of a particular job. Our Job description is a written statement because it reduce the unwanted confusions with in the organisation and it effectively informs the employees about the goals, vision duties have in the organisation. On the other hand we ensure that we provide only standared job description which many companies don't provide .A poorly written Job description would end up creating more confusions and dieloma in the workplace which badly effects the objectives of the organisation. Our organisation knows the seriousness of the job description and informations about the company is more simpler and direct so that employees can easily understand the objectives of an organisation .So we believe that job description plays an very important role and taken in to the consideration very seriously.
The objective of a job description is to make the duties and responsibilities of an organisation as direct and focused as possible.
Job descriptions may have the following elements:
The Employees must be given clear image of an organisation how it actually works and also rules and regulations of an organisation.
It enables career moves within the organization
Determining of amount of pay per function
increases the specification of responsibilities and also it indicates the key performance of the employees with in the organisation.
Job description gives the clear picture of an organisation by avoiding confusions
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Job Title : Field Product Promotion RepresentativeÂ
Division : Sales & Marketing
Field Product Promotion Representative will be responsible for promoting the products & monitoring Product movement
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Promotional activities for the product
Preparing & offering sample products to the customers
Visiting supermarkets & inspecting shelf positioning of the company's products
Maintaining good relationship with store managers
Monitoring movement of products from shelf to sale
Preparing weekly reports on stock levels of products & customer response to product promotions
Local travelling required
LOCATION - Bangalore
Organisation has to recruit people with requisite skills, qualifications and experience, if we have to survive and flourish in a highly competitive environment. To be effective we need to tap all available sources of supply, both internal and external. The success or failure of a organisation depend large extent on potential of the people working there in. To achieve the goals of an organisation we need recruit candidates with good experience, skills, decent qualifications etc. while recruiting both the present and future requirements of an organisation has to be kept in mind.
STEP 1: Identifying the Job Opening
In the Sales and Marketing division, the most important is field product promotion which supposed to be carried out in a most efficient manner in all the twenty one regions. Till now, this function was outsourced and the task was performed by the temporary employment agencies and independent contractor was not good. So the temporary employment agencies were not up to the mark and we were not able to achieve the objective of the organisation.
To achieve our GOALS in a most efficient manner the Company actually decided to recruit permanent employees in all 21 regions for the Field of Product Promotion Representative, and so that we will guide them and bring out the best of the employees ad this would increases the efficiency and the performance level of the employees and thereby increasing the product promotion and sales.
STEP 2: Deciding How To Fill The Job Opening
The Company decided to use External recruitment rather than internal recruitment because they lack proper experience in the field of product promotion which was done by temporary employees and contractors.
After referring External sources like Newspaper advertisement, Private employment search firms etc The Company had decided to go with News paper advertisements.
The benefits of the external sources are follows:
Wide choice: The organisation can select candidates from a large pool and actually helps to employee people with good experience, qualifications and skills.
Motivational force: This helps the organisation to motivate employees to bring the best out of the employees.
Long term benefit: A competitive atmosphere gives the employees to give their best and earn rewards.
STEP 3: Notifying The target population
The more positions to be filled, the more widely the firm may choose to advertise, perhaps using a newspaper or radio advertisement. Based on different criterions, the Company has decided to go with newspaper advertisement.
As the advertisement has to cover all the 21 regions we decided to post the advertisement on the classified page of the local editions of the newspapers. The advertisement can be published in Hindu as it covers all the regions. Hindu is standard and widely used English Newspapers with a large amount of readers. So our company have planned to advertise the job openings in the classifieds page of HINDU, where the job seekers search attentively to find suitable job openings.
The cost of advertising in The Hindu in classifieds page is about Rs. 3000 for a single edition. For 21 regions, the cost of advertisement will be about Rs 63,000/- (Rupees Sixty Three Thousand only)
Shown below is the advertisement to be published on the Newspapers
Advertisement for Newspaper
Field Product Promotion Executive
1-2 years in field sales.
Send your application in 10 days to
XYZ Global Inc.
643, XYZ Global Towers,
Hosur Road, Bangalore
This advertisement should be placed on the classified ads page of the Hindu newspaper. Cost of placing the advertisement would be around Rs. 3000/- per edition of the newspaper.
Budget of Recruitment
The total cost estimated for the recruitment will be around Rs 1,00,000 (Rupees One Lakh only) where the cost of placing the advertisement in twenty one newspapers itself will be around Rs. 63000/- and the remaining Rs. 37000/- can be used on the various sundry expenses like office stationery, telephone charges etc.
We expect to receive around 250 responses from prospective candidates in each of the twenty one regions. Out of the 250 profiles received, Company assumes that at least 150 resumes are of relevant qualification and experience. The company should hire the 3 most suitable and eligible candidate from these candidate pool.
STEP 5: Meeting The Candidates
Based on the resumes received well qualified candidates are called i for the interview ad other selection process .This helps the organization in both selection &recruitment perspective. Selection percepetive gives the firm a chance to assess the candidate's qualifications and abilities. Recruitment perspective serves the candidate with an opportunity to learn more about the company and the job.
Candidates should be given more information regarding the company and job. If at all the company fails to provide required information to the candidates it may adversely affect the recruitment process.
Selection is the process of picking individuals who have relevant qualifications to fill jobs in an organisations .The basic purpose is to choose the individuals who most successfully perform the job.
The methods which we can use for selecting the right candidate are
Advertising the job opening
Receiving the resumes
Screening of resumes
Sending interview call letter
Testing and evaluation
Behavioural based interview
Sending offer letter/ rejection letter
Confirmation of placement
Advertising job openings: First step is to advertise job openings in the newspapers and job portal web site. This advertisement can be posted in the classifieds section of the "The Hindu" Newspaper. This will cost around Rs. 3000/- (rupees Three thousand only)
The job openings can also be posted on career portals like Times job.com, www.naukri.com etc.
Receiving the resumes: We are expecting to receive around 1000 resumes within two weeks of posting the advertisement.
Screening of Resumes: The Resumes needs to be categorized based on qualifications ad relevant experience .We are expecting around 250 resumes which meets the requirement of organization. 50 percentage weightage should be given to experience and 50 percentage weightage should be given for educational qualifications. Any additional qualifications can be considered as an added advantage.
Sending interview call letters: After screening the resumes the interview call letter is send to all the eligible candidates. The interview can be conducted at our branch offices. The regional directors will be responsible for conducting the interview and selecting the most suitable candidates. Usually we conduct the following Tests :-
Intelligence Tests: These test the mental ability of the candidate. The basic objective of intelligence tests is to pick up employees who are quick at learning things. It also measures ability of people to understand instructions ad make judgements.
Aptitude tests: Aptitude tests measures certain skills like clerical, mechanical, mathematical etc. This indicates the ability of a candidate to learn a given job quickly and efficiently. This should be administered in combination with other tests like intelligence and personality tests.
Personality test: This can be used to measure basic aspects of an applicants personality such as motivation, emotional balance, self confidence, inter personal behaviour etc.
Achievement tests: These are designed to measure what the applicant can do on the job currently. This can be used to test the marketing skills of the candidates.
Behavioural based interview: Behavioural based interview can be used to evaluate the candidate's aptness for the job of field product promotion executive. This can be used to identify how he or she will react to a particular business situation.
Reference checking: After the successful completion of the Interview, reference check has to be done .We may obtain two or three reference preferably from previous employers ad co-workers. In case the reference check is from the previous employer ,information i the following areas may be obtained-job title, job description ,period of employment ,pay and allowances, benefits provided, rate of absence ,willingness of a previous employer to employ the candidate again etc
Sending offer letter /rejection letter: After the completion of the interview and reference checks the offer letter is send to all the selected candidates. The offer letter should contain the information about the Job description, compensation, Date of joining ad other relevant information. Offer letter should also ask the candidate to confirm the acceptance of the Job offer with in a particular period
Rejection letter should be send to all the candidates who had attended the interview but not selected. Rejection letter should contain a 'Thank you note' for their interest in our organisation.
Confirmation of placements: When a selected candidate accepts the job offer and confirms his willingness to join the organisation, we can consider it as the confirmation of the placement. The arrangements required for the induction programme for the new employees can be organised based on the joining date of the candidates.
Guidelines for selection Interview
Interview is the oral examination of candidates for employment. In this step the interviewer tries to obtain information about the abilities of the candidate .Here interviewer can assess the subjective aspects of the candidates like facial expressions, appearance, nervousness etc
Difficulty in establishing the rapport with the candidate.
Not asking right questions and hence not getting relevant responses.
Making decisions about the candidate's suitability in the first few minutes of the interview.
Forgetting much of the interview's content within minutes after its conclusion
May allow the ratings to be influenced by his own likes and dislikes.
May conclude that a poorly dressed candidates is not intelligent, attractive females are good for public dealings etc.
Have been influenced by the behaviour of the candidates how he has answered, his body language etc
Suggested Employment Decision framework
We can follow two methods for the employment decision, which are cumulative method and elimination method. I would suggest you to follow elimination method in the first two rounds, which are Intelligence test and aptitude test.
For the remaining three rounds of selection, which are personality test, achievement test and behavioural based interview, it is better to follow the cumulative method. It is because of the reason that even if the candidate is a little bit week in one section and very strong in the other two areas, recruiting him will be an advantage to the organization.