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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