The internship is a onetime program that is related to the curriculum of the school. The program is a required placement for the completion of my studies and there is need for constant evaluation on the progress of the program. As a human resource intern at Nexus, I am expected to gain experience in recruiting, hiring, and training engineering professionals working in the flight maintenance department. The opportunity is expected to help me gain additional valuable experience in evaluating workplace effectiveness and consulting on key issues that affect the Nexus team.
The internship opportunity provides challenging and meaningful assignments. I have made significant progress in meeting the obligations of the internship. At the moment the company has a shortage of engineers at the flight maintenance department. It seeks to fill five positions to address the shortage of staff at the department. It is my responsibility to delegate the human resource department in the recruitment process. My execution of this responsibility is expected to be a milestone covered in adding a valuable experience of analyzing the effectiveness of the flight maintenance department.
In regard to the company, it wishes to fill five positions of flight maintenance engineers. It is expected that at the end of the recruitment process, the human resource demands at the department to be met and the quality of work to improve.
My duty is to delegate the human resource department during the interview process for the applicants to fill the five positions. The human resource manager has assigned me the task of asking the applicants some key questions which will determine the short listing and selection process. The questions that I am expected to get response from the applicants are:
- Tell me about yourself
- How much your salary expectation?
- Are you married?
- How many children you have?
- Do you accept shift work?
- How much time you need to join the company?
- Do you have any questions or concerns for us or about NEXUS?
The outcome of the interview is to be analyzed and communicated to the applicants via email.
I find it challenging to be appointed the task of delegating the human resource department during the interviewing process. I expected a team of delegation that consisted of more than one member. The positions that the company seeks to fill are critical positions for its overall performance. It requires a team of skilled representatives from various departments or business units in the organization to vet the applicants. There is need for more questions to be asked to allow for effective vetting and selection of qualified candidates to fill the positions. The positions are in line with the strategic goals and objectives of Nexus and it is paramount that the process of selection meets the need.
A major concern is the inadequate resources other than the human resource. As a department in the company, it is expected that the best result comes out of the existing resources including the workforce. The same case is generally witnessed in the human resource department of many organizations. There is minimum amount of resources but the expected outcome out of the resources should be beyond reproach. The organization only moved to address the shortage of flight engineers to further improve the outcome of its overall performance.
The program runs for six months. Currently, I am halfway and expected to continue for another three months.
The risk I foresee in this internship is that of being able to bring my own fresh perspective into the human resource issues of the organizations. As an intern, having an objective point of view regarding any issue is less likely to be welcomed. This risk can be addressed by being very creative in my opinions and ensuring that I consult widely before presenting a fresh perspective into an issue.
The internship opportunity strengthens the tie between the university and the business community. Working at Nexus as an intern allows the university to develop and establish a long term relationship with the company and other affiliated companies.
I am also expected to complete special projects in the company before my time as an intern elapses. There are several projects that were anticipated to go undone because of the little attention given by other staff members to these projects.
On a personal level, I am expected that at the end of the program I will be able to have helped the community through my services at the company. I am also expected to gain experience working with other leaders on a professional level. My standard of professionalism is expected to be high at the end of the internship. As an intern, I desire to engage with recruitment experts and the experienced HR personnel within the company in order to attract highly qualified and diverse flight maintenance engineers. I also desire to work in a team environment and to continue learning how to develop and execute the strategies for recruitment.
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