If You Would Be A Supervisor, Who Would You Hire and Why??

Philippines
October 8, 2009 7:52am CST
We all know that every time that we apply, the final decision always came from the supervisor or the manager. Now given a chance to become a manager or a supervisor, who will you prefer to hire? An applicant who is physically handicapped but intelligent or an applicant who is physically fit but has an attitude problem or an applicant who is poor and do not have enough knowledge with the product but willing to learn? Now , as a supervisor, who do you think will you chose? Do you like to work with a handicapped person,which can't work fast because of his situation, but can contribute to the company? The second one is an employee that is physically fit but seems to be very noisy and violates guidelines of the company, but can work fast. And the last one is an employee who is in the grass root level, and really need to have a job to help his family, but the problem is he is undergraduate, but very much willing to learn. share your idea now .
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13 responses
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
hello my friend rberon? Have you been hired yet? well, I've been into your past discussions for the past few days. i don't know myself really because am one of those who freaks out when ever a manager or supervisor is set to interview me, and i always end up screwed. but regarding to your discussion and compare it with reality, i don't think any supervisor is foolish enough to hire an applicant with an attitude problem or some one who is a total newbie. because in these times they need some one with years of continuous experience, i tell you one thing, my experience are well cut and not continuous. . but in this topic i choose the handy capped.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Wow!very well-said!that is actually my choice as well. With my application, i stop it for a while as advice by one of my friends. According to her, while I am floating and the employer found out that i am applying, they might offer me already the separation pay. I am still hoping that they can still find another account for me. Christmas is past approaching and job is really needed. i do not know what to do now. For the meantime,i will focus in my online earning site while I am waiting for the campaign.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 09
hello jhelai, hey rberon good luck, you deserve to stay there because you're one of the best!
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• Philippines
8 Oct 09
With your response my friend jhelai, i do not know if you are against the handicapped or not!lol!. I have an officemate before, he is physically handicapped,but in fairness he excel in the company, he was actually promoted, even they are in that kind of situation, he can do the regular work as the other employees can. We should not belittle them because there are some instances that they are more talented than a normal employee.
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
hiring people who is physically fit but has an attitude problem is not the right choice, you must hire people who is willing to learn and intelligent, and being a good person counts too in order for him to be get along well with the co-workers, if the job doesn't require more physical activities and just brain storming then i would hire the handicap person who is intelligent than the person who is physically fit but has an attitude problem. if the job requires physical activities like going to fields or something then i would hire the poor person who has not enough knowledge but willing to be trained than those person who is physically fit but has an attitude problem.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 09
hhhhmmmm nice one xanne. truly right... and a very good point... atleast both the handicapped and the person who is of lesser knowledge are both employed with a great due respect with teir ability and skills. as well as their contributions to make our company a more productive one. jhelai
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@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
8 Oct 09
I think when this kind of state would be in front of me. then i will leave all the emotions as due to that i could not tak any decision. i think than i will put all the profiles in front of me and then measure the pros and cons. give them the marks accordingly and then choose the one for company.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 09
nice decision making as well my friend. take all the chances give them all the required test and companys psychological tests... then what may come out hope that would be for the companys future improvements. jhelai
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• Philippines
8 Oct 09
"I think when this kind of state would be in front of me. then i will leave all the emotions as due to that i could not take any decision. i think than i will put all the profiles in front of me and then measure the pros and cons. give them the marks accordingly and then choose the one for company." A very short response but very meaningful. It is just like an answer of a Ms. Universe. You are correct, we should not look at them physically or we should not use our emotions in hiring people. We should based it on their qualifications. thanks for sharing. happy mylotting!!
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@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
8 Oct 09
haha.. i did not try to be ever a miss universe., but i think when there are different people in front of you. emotions work. and i think if all the recruitment were done only on the basis of correct assessment, then no recruitment even would have been wrong ever. what ever.. but most of the time we go for qualifications. but when we find some disability in any person, we have the emotions.
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@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
well if given such perspective. i am the type who always llok for unusual individuals but the onewith an attitude problem will just have to go. our company got the guidelines for our employees to follow and be able to compensate and dot heir jobs well. by it they are well and keep reminded of what the company was for. handicapped persons are now given equal chance like ours and i guess now they have all the ability as well for them to learn and be part of the company. but if that person adhere to such works to be done or make my company lose some, then i guess they also have to go. a person who is willing to learn but just cannot do the work done and in a very satisfactory pace. so i guess i am on the person who do not know much but is willing to learn and if i could see his/her attitude towards work could help my compnay grow more and more progressive then they are what i called my company top assets... jhelai
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@inutme (372)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
It depends on the job, but whatever happens I would never hire the person with an attitude problem. It's extremely difficult to work with this type of person especially if you're the supervisor or manager because they never tend to listen, unless you are the owner of the company. I have worked with somebody who has an attitude problem and wow, I feel really really bad for the supervisor.
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@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
8 Oct 09
I chose people who have interests and talents in accordance with the type of work, as well as highly motivated and willing to learn.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
8 Oct 09
As did I hsofyan :) I've never however, been one of those people in a "lowly" job to tell someone that they are over qualified for a job unless they are simply making ludicrous demands... No man who desires a job, applies, is willing to work and do it properly with a good attitude and willing to take even the lowest pay scale that the job position offers is overqualified for a job.
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
9 Oct 09
You have actually brought in to the mix a few things that a manager could consider and then a few things that a manager could not about your potential applicants. Someone with an attitude problem..no matter how good their performance was..would be terrible for a company. They would cause more time and effort than their performance would be worth. As for the handicapped person..at this point...he would be the best of the three that you mentioned. The third that you mentioned could be considered too because a company would be able to take him and train him in the manner that they wanted him to be. Bringing in someone with experience can sometimes be hard because they are set in the ways of doing things that they are used to.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
9 Oct 09
This is a difficult question fo me to answer seeing as I haven't been a manager. I think I would have to take way the pros and cons of all the people I was interviewing and figure out not only who would be the best for the job, but also who would fit in best with the rest of my team. Because, well best for the job is immportant, if a person can't work with others on the team it will inevitabley cause problems. With your choices above I would have to go with either of the candidates willing to learn. I would def. not hire the one who violates company policy. If I knew in the interview this was going to happen I wouldn't hire, because violating policy ultimatley leads to termination, and what is the point in hiring someone I know is going to be terminated. On a sidebar, I might also let my team members interview the potential candidates. I work in HR and my boss just recently did this with us, and although, she didn't go with my opinion, she listened to what I had to say, and I actually got to be on the other side of an interview even though I was not the supervisor.
• China
9 Oct 09
If in that case, I think I will consider the need of the company. Because different company needs different talents. what you mean above,everyone has their advantages and disadvantages. As for a handicapped person who is very intelligent, I think I will arrange him to be a tech department to do. And about the undergraduate, if they are willing to learn, the company will train them to be more professional. it's no problem. Generally speaking, we should consider the need of the company first. that's the point.
9 Oct 09
i would say the poor person becuase they have the desire and willingness to learn. Because they are poor they would work harder to make sure they can provide for their family, and if within the job trainng is provided then that person has more desire to suceed to earn money.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
One basic objective in hiring is find someone who can perform the job and can be an asset to the company. As long as they are qualified and meet all the qualifications the company requires then everybody who is qualified must be considered regardless of other physical or personal traits. Ability to the job and produce tangible results is my main concern. I am open to hiring handicapped applicants, they can be the best choice anyway. All things being equal, hiring will be on a first come first served basis. have fun
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
8 Oct 09
I think that I would prefer to hire the person who is handicapped and intelligent, or the one who is not very smart, rather then the person who has an attitude problem... Because the first two want the job, where the second one doesn't seem to want to if he has an attitude problem... Ya know. He needs to straighten up before going for work... I know I've not been the best at work places in the past... but I try to be as polite as possible to everyone.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Oct 09
hi rberon well let me see as a supervisor I would hire both the physically handicapped and the one who is poorand needs to learn the business, as the handicapped person will contribute and the learner will soon be able to contribute too. I will not'take a noisy phyically fit bozo who will violate the'guidelines and be a pain in the rear end.