Read the following case study and answer the questions at the end: To remain competitive, Memorial..

Read the following case study and answer the questions at
the end: To remain competitive, Memorial Hospital has decided it needs to cut
its budget by downsizing semiskilled workers, such as orderlies, custodians,
cafeteria personnel, stockroom clerks, file room clerks, and so on. The
hospital would like to help these workers qualify for higher-level jobs so that
they can remain with the organization. From the attrition rate, the hospital
administrators know they will need workers with advanced technical skills and
will have to recruit from the outside to fill these positions if they have no
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Read the following case study and answer the questions at
the end: To remain competitive, Memorial Hospital has decided it needs to cut
its budget by downsizing semiskilled workers, such as orderlies, custodians,
cafeteria personnel, stockroom clerks, file room clerks, and so on. The
hospital would like to help these workers qualify for higher-level jobs so that
they can remain with the organization. From the attrition rate, the hospital
administrators know they will need workers with advanced technical skills and
will have to recruit from the outside to fill these positions if they have no
one qualified internally. The personnel department has decided to give all the
targeted workers who will lose their positions the Wide Range Achievement Test
(WRAT-III) and the Wonderlic Personnel Test-Revised (WPT-R) and select those
with the highest scores to be retrained. Of the workers, 80% are women and
minority group members.

a. What are the ethical and legal
issues related to this case?

b. If you were a consultant hired
by the hospital to help identify workers to be retrained and conduct
outplacement counseling for those who are to be let go, what would you advise
Memorial to do?

 

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