Hiring Process Essay

As members of the HR management committee of a multinational company our goal is to hire an experienced, key marketing person who will bring fresh ideas to the company, help it excel and motivate the other employees to be open-minded. The job title we are offering is Vice President for the area of international marketing. We will take into consideration the fact that we are planning on emerging our market to the Middle East. However, more importantly, we will look upon details such as, technical ability, cross-cultural suitability, family requirements, country-cultural requirements, MNE requirements and lanaguage.

Finally, we will not exclude personal factors that may affect the performance of the potential employee such as, age, frequent travel ability and relationship status. Kiran K. Our choice of the number one top candidate for the Vice President position in International Marketing is Kiran K. She is a single widowed mother of an adult child. More significantly, she has a doctorate in business administration and attended Harvard Business School. This is one the most recognized and known schools that are of existence. At this time she also began to teach parallel at Maura University.

Kiran is a hard core expert in international marketing and we were very impressed with her accomplishments. She published her own book on international marketing only 10 months after graduating from Harvard. She focused on the marketing of pharmaceuticals but has also done research in other areas of international marketing. Shortly after publishing her book, Kiran began to work for a Fortune 500 company specifically for the department of international marketing. She stayed there for ten years and gained a great amount of knowledge and experience.

Maura University offered Kiran a full professorship and she returned and has been there ever since. Kiran is highly recognized by her expertise in international marketing. On top of all that, she holds an active consulting practice in Southeast Asia and speaks Malay, English, Hindi, German, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin. Kiran clearly shows that she is highly knowledgeable in the area of international marketing. She obtains both an educational background and more than a decade of real life experience. She is fluent in Malay, English and Hindi. English is a language that is spoken worldwide and that everyone understands.

Since we are aiming to emerge to the Middle East market, the fact that Kiran speaks Hindi fluently will be a plus in negotiating with business partners. The only minor minus that is that Kiran has a mentally and physically disabled son. We are aware of the fact that he will need special care and support programs. However, we feel that this is not a problem as long as Kiran’s work performance is efficient. We actually feel that besides her being highly qualified for the job, she can also use the job to help her and her son have a better life. We think that both we as a company and Kiran as our employee will benefit in this situation.

We will be satisfied with our strongly competent Vice President and she will be satisfied with her new life style. Mr. Zvi Second best candidate according to our HR department for this position is Mr. Zvi. Mr. Zvi has great knowledge in marketing since he has previously worked as a marketing manager for a German company. He also has a MBA from MIT which is well appreciated business school. He possesses great experience working in international company since he moved from Israel and worked for the company in England where he showed great knowledge and cross-cultural ability, since he performed better than expected right from the start.

He has shown great cross-cultural suitability again when he decided to accept the job in Israel after five years of working in England and did a great job there too which only confirmed how fast he can adapt to the new environments and how brilliant he is in what he does. His language skills are impressive and he would fit in perfectly in our company since his native language is Dutch and our headquarters are in Amsterdam. A second important thing is that he speaks Arabic which is one of the most spoke languages in Middle East.

That gives him more options since he can directly communicate with the native employees or business partners, and knows many things about culture in Middle East. English, German and Hebrew are great addition to his language skills since he would be able to communicate with majority of people in this business. His only minus is the fact that he has five children and this is the type of a job where he would need to travel a lot and he won’t be able to be with his family as much as he is used to which may influence his performance and dedication to job.