Recently I had the pleasure of joining Trish McFarlane for an HCMx Radio podcast episode where we talked about how to use simulations in your recruiting and training initiatives.
We start with a bit of my background–if you’re new here that might be interesting for you. Then we leap into some of the work we’re doing at Brandon Hall Group. Finally we get into the meat of the conversation–using simulations to really drive home better recruiting/selection practices and better training/development practices. It was fun and I think you’ll enjoy listening!
One of the things we talked about was having exercises for different types of jobs. I found this excellent set of examples below (this is partial, click through below for the full listing) to illustrate the point that virtually every job can include some element of this type of tool.
Job Simulation Exercises
|COO||Critical thinking, writing||Observe the organization in action (delivering a training session, staging a rally, holding a hearing, etc.) and propose recommendations for improvement in a 2-3 page memo|
|Manager of programs||Strategic thinking||Read and analyze a set of goals and objectives and come up with recommendations to pursue|
|Director of communications||Public speaking, judgment||Rehearse a press conference or a call with a reporter about a controversial program we support|
|Manager of a small- or medium-sized department||General management, staff supervision||Simulate giving positive and corrective feedback to a supervisee|
So, what did you think of the topic? Do you like the podcast format? Would you like to see more of those?