Staffing Organization

Attraction-Selection-Attrition (ASA) Framework

Like human beings, organizations have a unique personality. The Attraction-Selection-Attrition framework explains that potential employees will be attracted to organizations whose cultures match their own personality. Ultimately, there needs to be a reciprocal match between the employee and the organization. As a practical example, Southwest Airlines became the airline industry’s most successful firm by hiring people with positive attitudes and well-honed interpersonal skills, including a sense of humor. At Timberland, senior applicants go through a day of community service with executives. People who do not fit with the organization will be unhappy which will lead to attrition. As a result, it is better to “filter out” the misfits before they are hired.

Drawing on the material readings and doing additional research, please prepare a 3-4 page paper (not including the cover and reference pages) in which you:

Research the culture of an organization that you are familiar with. Next, what kind of employee would prefer to work at that organization and why?
How does the organization attract new employees?
As an HR Staffing Specialist, how would you apply the ASA Framework to your organization?

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