Cost: $100

This badge covers the key decision-making concepts in hiring employees and team members. Badge information will expose students to core legal requirements in hiring employees. Students will also learn about selection tests and practices. Activities will allow students to explore decision making techniques and potential biases in identifying the right employee for a job.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the badge students will be able to:

  • Describe the steps in typical hiring process.
  • Specify legal requirements related to hiring to assure equal opportunity employment.
  • Identify selection tests and practices to gather predictive data for employee hiring such as work samples, simulations, aptitude tests.
  • Develop valid and predictable employment interviews.
  • Identify selection interview biases and measures to prevent using these biases in decision making.
  • Apply selection methods to recognize the best candidate for a job.

Credit Hours

Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

Credit Criteria

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria


Gergana (Gery) Markova, Ph.D.

Bio: Gery earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Management for the University of Central Florida in 2006.
Research: Workplace deviance, employee well-being, and HR practices for small business.
Sample Publications: She has published research in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Journal of Social Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Management Research, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, International Journal of Business Research and Management, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, and International Journal of Strategic Management.