Hiring for Diversity and/or Qualifications (20 points)
Choose whether you believe a company should hire for diversity or the best qualified individual. Explain your rationale. Determine how your current (or future) place of work could benefit from a diverse workforce.
AND RESPOND TO STUDENT RESPONSE:
I don’t think this is something that you can choose one or the other. When I first read it my morals kick in a say that you need to hire based on diversity, it’s the right thing to do. However step back and pretend the company is yours, would you want most talented people working for you to make company successful.
Then I start to apply a whole new way of thinking to the situation. Just because someone is more talented does not mean they will be the most successful and in the end your goal should be to be successful. At the gym I tell people all the time hard work beat talent every day of the week.
So with all that I think you need to find a median between the two ideals. Definitely hire talent while keep your company diverse with individual who want to excel at whatever it is the company does.