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									                       LESSON PLAN
                Entrepreneurship: Hiring Employees
                          Introduction

The following lesson, focusing on Hiring Employees, presents students with an
opportunity to participate in their own fictitious start-up business. Throughout this lesson,
students are involved in the process of hiring an employee for their fictitious business.
Students are grouped together and are constantly involved in stimulating activity.
Incorporating interesting and motivating activities is an integral component to the
learning process. This lesson, which was developed using the NTeQ model, integrates the
use of technology, and further supports problem-solving and critical thinking skills
necessary to develop abilities for life long application. Decision making and
communication skills are emphasized throughout the lesson.
              Entrepreneurship: Personnel (Hiring Employees)
                           Created by Melaney Brubaker IUP



Subject Area: Business and Technology
Grade Level: 10

Lesson Summary
Students will assume the managerial role as an Entrepreneur and will be looking to fulfill
their personnel requirements. In this lesson, they will determine staffing requirements,
personnel administration, process of hiring quality employees and team building. They
will develop a job description and job announcement, and will review three fictitious
resumes, distinguishing which candidate they'd like to hire based upon the given
characteristics of quality employees. Students must research the job description online
through various search strategies. When the candidate has been selected, they will
further conclude the hiring process by drafting an offer letter. Students enhance
interpersonal skills and will consider diversity issues when hiring.


NBEA Standards
Entrepreneurship: VI. Management; B. Hiring Employees Levels 1, 2, 3, 4


Pennsylvania Standards
1.2.11 B Use and understand a variety of media and evaluate the quality of material
produced.
    • Select appropriate electronic media for research and evaluate the quality of the
       information received.
    • Use, design and develop a media project to demonstrate understanding

1.5.11 A Write with a sharp, distinct focus.
    • Identify topic, task and audience.
    • Establish and maintain a single point of view.

1.5.11 B Write using well-developed content appropriate for the topic.
    • Gather, determine validity and reliability of, analyze and organize information.
    • Employ the most effective format for purpose and audience.
    • Write fully developed paragraphs that have details and information specific to the
       topic and relevant to the focus.


Learning Objectives and Computer Functions
This lesson plan uses Behavioral objectives.
1. Given a worksheet, the students will be able to identify at least five key
characteristics of a quality employee.
A. Use Worksheet
B. PowerPoint

2. Given the internet and a word processing program, students will research and
develop a job description for the position of office manager by writing a job
description, identifying key characteristics (including The job title, opening line,
opportunity description, opportunity requirements, company descriptions, closing
sell, and contact information) without typos and under 200 words.
A. Use The Internet to research job descriptions
B. Use Word Processing to write job description

3. Given a word processing program and their job descriptions, students will
develop a job announcement for the position of office manager, corresponding with
key elements in job descriptions, without typos and under 75 words.
A. Use The Internet to research job descriptions
B. Use Word Processing

4. Using three fictitious resumes, students will identify the most qualified candidate
for the position of office manager and will draft an offer letter in the appropriate
format, without typos, and under one page.
A. Use Word Processing to write offer letter


Problem
Problem Nature
Identifying and hiring qualified candidates is an extremely important task for the success
of a business. Entrepreneurs and start-up businesses may find this an especially daunting
task due to the fact that many roles within the company require the ability to multi-task
and double-up duties. Additionally, limited funds are often a problem when trying to
bring in highly talented employees. One needs to be able to identify appropriate
qualifications, education, and experience needed for a successful employee. Hiring
family members, friends, and unqualified personnel for new businesses can be disastrous
in start-up businesses.

Problem Data
generated

Notes on Using Data
Data will be obtained by the students through internet searches for job descriptions of the
given position. Data will be given to students initially as an introduction to the lesson.

Problem Statement
You will identify key characteristics that make a good employee. You will also develop a
job description and job announcement, based upon research you will perform on the
internet. As an entrepreneur, you are committed to the success of your business, and will
be accountable, ultimately, for all of your employees -- so you'll need to hire good ones!
The goal is for you to understand the traits, characteristics, and qualities that make a good
employee. You will conclude the lesson by analyzing three fictitious resumes, selecting
one who you feel is adequately qualified based upon the principles of a good employee.



Data Manipulation
Instructions
The learner used computers at intermediate level

Integration Strategies
To identify job descriptions and job announcements students will research via the
internet.

Organization Strategies
Once they have researched the internet, students will develop job descriptions and
subsequent job announcements for their fictitious companies. They will organize their job
description and job announcement based upon the most important qualities they’re
looking for in a candidate. After they receive their candidate's resumes, they will group
each resume according to which they believe is most qualified according to the specified
characteristics.

Elaboration Strategies
They will embellish on their ideas by creating a five-year progressive plan for their
employee, promoting career growth and increased responsibilities.



Results Presentation
Job Description – details exact duties associated with the position. Also includes key
traits desired. Under 200 words, without typos.

Job Announcement – thoroughly describes position available, qualifications desired, and
salary requirements. Under 75 words without typos.

Offer letter - in appropriate format, with dual signature lines for acceptance. Includes
salary, both hourly and yearly, as well as all position related information.

Personnel File – will include all of the above, as a final submittal.



Activities
Activities Before Using the Computer
They will identify job announcements in their local newspapers and will be given a
worksheet to help them identify the characteristics of a good employee. Students will be
given internet addresses in preparation of research activities, and will also be given
sample resumes and job descriptions.

Strategies to develop students' attitudes towards the problem, motivation, and overall
mindfulness:
Identify the failure/success ratio of entrepreneurs who hire family/friends/unqualified
candidates vs. the hiring of very qualified candidates.

Activities While Using the Computer
Students will work at the computer in groups

Group Information:
Groups of 3: President, Vice President, and Human Resource Manager
They will be recruiting an office manager for their new business.

 Activities After Using the Computer
Students will compile the information they received from their research on the computer.
They will have Job descriptions/Announcements which they discovered from various
sources, and will begin analyzing information.

Supporting Activities
Students will collaborate within their groups to analyze sample job descriptions, resumes,
and offer letters. They will be required to draft their responses individually by hand
before using the computers for word processing. They will submit one final document
type-written on the computer.



Assessment
Students will be assessed by means of:

   •   Personnel File

Included in the assessment:
The "personnel file" will be assessed based on completeness (the job description, job
announcement, resume, and offer letter all included), and professionalism in written
communications.
                             HIRING EMPLOYEES
                          Qualities of a Good Employee
Use this handout as a guide to developing your own job descriptions & announcements.
                                                                                 Place a when you
1. Education (relevant to position)                                              have addressed this
                                                                                topic in your materials
   What type of educational background should your candidate possess:

                                                                                    EDUCATION




2. Skills and Previous Experience
   What type of skills / work experience should your candidate possess:
                                                                                  SKILLS / WORK




3. The ability to work with others
   Indicate your expectations on group work:                                       GROUP WORK




4. An interest in developing and learning new things
   Expectations you have for this candidate (attend seminars, etc.)             LIFETIME LEARNER




5. An attitude that allows for flexibility
   Indicate key terms to use in your materials (must work some weekends, etc)        ATTITUDE/
                                                                                    FLEXIBILITY




6. A high work ethic
   Indicate key terms to use in your materials that describe this quality.         WORK ETHIC
                            PERSONNEL FILE RUBRIC & CHECKLIST


 Teacher Name: Mrs. Brubaker


 Student Name:       ________________________________________

JOB DESCRIPTION
     CATEGORY          4                          3                          2                     1
Accurately Describes   All topics are             All topics are             All topics are        One or more topics
Position of Office     addressed and all          addressed and most         addressed, and most were not addressed.
Manager, elaborates    questions answered         questions answered         questions answered
key terms from         with at least 2            with at least 2            with 1 sentence about
Handout                sentences about            sentences about            each.
                       each.                      each.
Professionalism in     Information clearly        Information clearly        Information clearly        Information has little
Content                relates to the main        relates to the main        relates to the main        or nothing to do with
                       topic. It includes         topic. It provides 1-2     topic. No details          the main topic. Many
                       several supporting         supporting details         and/or examples are        Typos
                       details and/or             and/or examples. 1 or      given. Over 2 typos
                       examples. NO               2 TYPOS
                       TYPOS
Research               Successfully uses          Usually able to use        Occasionally able to       Needs assistance or
                       suggested internet         suggested internet         use suggested              supervision to use
                       links to find              links to find              internet links to find     suggested internet
                       information and            information and            information and            links and/or to
                       navigates within these     navigates within these     navigates within these     navigate within these
                       sites easily without       sites easily without       sites easily without       sites.
                       assistance.                assistance.                assistance.




JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
     CATEGORY        4                            3                          2                     1
Accurately Describes All topics are               All topics are             All topics are        One or more topics
Position &           addressed and all            addressed and most         addressed, and most were not addressed.
Expectations of      questions answered           questions answered         questions answered
Position             with at least 2              with at least 2            with 1 sentence about
                     sentences about              sentences about            each.
                     each.                        each.
Professionalism in   Information clearly          Information clearly        Information clearly        Information has little
Content              relates to the position.     relates to the position.   relates to the position.   or nothing to do with
                     No Typos, and Under          1 Typo and under 75        Over 1 Typo and            the position. More
                     75 words.                    words.                     under 75 words.            than 1 typo and / or
                                                                                                        over 75 words.

Research               Successfully uses          Usually able to use        Occasionally able to       Needs assistance or
                       suggested internet         suggested internet         use suggested              supervision to use
                       links to find              links to find              internet links to find     suggested internet
                       information and            information and            information and            links and/or to
                       navigates within these     navigates within these     navigates within these     navigate within these
                       sites easily without       sites easily without       sites easily without       sites.
                       assistance.                assistance.                assistance.



OFFER LETTER
     CATEGORY          4                          3                          2                     1
Accurately Describes   All topics are             Most topics are            Position description  Topics not adequately
Position &             addressed                  addressed                  addressed or          addressed.
Expectations of                                                              Expectations address,
Position                                                                     but not both



Professionalism in     Information clearly        Information clearly        Information is             Information has little
Content & Format       relates to the position.   relates to the position.   somewhat relevant to       or nothing to do with
                       No Typos, and format       1 Typo. Format             position, Over 1 Typo      the position. More
                       consistent with            Consistent with            Somewhat consistent        than 1 typo. Not
                       expectations.              Expectations.              in format expectations.    consistent in Format.

								
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