A Difficult Hiring Decision at Central Bank

In order to fill this position Central Bank has been searching for the right candidates. Based on the criteria they were evaluated on the score card (1 to 10) to identify the best candidate for the position. To find right replacement for the Vice President Sales position some criteria were identified and ranked based on their importance. vision and values. backgrounds and experiences. job description and organizational culture established the source of the criteria. The criteria selection was an important part of the recruitment process and Central Bank¶s mission. The score card for each candidate can be seen in Appendices 1 .Introduction Central Bank¶s Vice President Sales Martin Smith had recently been let go. These criteria are:            Leadership Team-Orientation Sales Management Recruitment and HR skills Mentoring and Coaching Abilities Communication Skill Community Involvement Front Line Experience Business and financial planning skills Adaptability Corporate governance There are three successful candidates with different set of skills. The scorecard gives weight (1 to 5) to each criterion based on its level of importance.

Therefore on the score card the team work skill has weight of 5 which indicates the critical importance of this skill. to show that this skill is critical. In the competencies part of the Job posting leadership position also indicated as a necessary skill. One of the required skills that are indicated in the Purpose of the Vice President Sales position is providing the leadership skill to the design and execution of the segment wide and cross segment activities. The team work skill is also an important part of the Vice President Sales position because the one of the reason for the failure of the previous VP. One of the key outcomes of the Vice President Sales position is to build a customer focused high performing sales teams to achieve maximum profitability and customer loyalty. which is the highest weight on the score card. Therefore on the score card this criterion has weight of 5. Team player skill is also one of the main required attributes for this position. It is also important for Central bank to have employees with listening skills and info sharing abilities. was the lack of teamwork. In . Also. It is important for Central bank to have team oriented employees who can perform collaboratively with colleagues while respecting others¶ opinions and listen attentively. Martin Smith. Sales Management: The position it self is the Vice President Sales and the main objective of this position is creating a team that can achieve the intended sales objectives. the vice president will be responsible to identify and make necessary changes in the organization and eventually these changes will require strong leadership skills. The main purpose of the Vice President Sales position is leading an effective and profitable sales execution. Sales role in the Central Bank.Leadership: In the job posting it is clearly stated that the leadership is one of the main selection criteria for the Vice President. Team-Orientation: One of the Central Bank¶s values is the teamwork. In order to achieve the objectives of the retail division of the central bank the Vice President Sales must perform highly developed leadership skills.

hiring right people . Sales position. It is also expected that the new Vice President should be able to drive the sales. the accountabilities of the position indicate that the one of the key activities is developing regional sales plan that aligns with the national strategies of Central Bank. business development and sales management process while building integrated sales plans to maximize customer coverage in the region. His former supervisor indicated that the lack of successful recruitment and staffing skill was among the reasons that were needed for the success of former VP. On the scorecard sales management skill has weight of 5 to highlight its critical importance in this position. To former supervisor.addition to that. Martin Smith. There were some reasons for failure of the previous vice president. the VP Sales should provide efficient sales management skill. Sales prospecting and sales tracking abilities are also among the required competencies and skills for the Vice President. In order to achieve the central bank¶s objectives and to maximize shareholder value. The new VP Sales has to have proven ability for developing and managing sales force. Recruitment and HR skills: One of the main competencies indicated in the job posting is to have an experience in recruiting and staffing of sales associates.