Kim Mattson

ITS 360

CH 2

What Would You Do?

3.  I would turn the resume in; human resources could verify the information on it.  And I would tell my old roommate the company has no openings and to keep up on the training and certifications in the event an opening occurs.

4. I would treat the CEO’s daughter the same as any other candidate.  If she has the appropriate qualifications and can answer questions in the interview, then she could be considered for the position.  I would not give preferential treatment and would document or take notes through out all the interviews as a supportive base for the final decision.

 

Cases

Whistle-Blower Claims Accounting Shenanigans at SuccessFactors

1.  No one was hurt except SuccessFactors reputation.  A company where salespeople would falsely create new contract to increase their commissions and a lack of internal controls to monitor such activities is one not ethical and morally loose.

2.  Yes. Non-GAAP financial reporting can show investors the future of the company’s revenues, giving investors more peace of mind.

3. Management could have audits performed quarterly or semi-annually to verify accounting procedures.

 

When Certification is Justified

1.  Tests for certification could change from multiple choice to simulated scenarios or issues to be solved.  Answers could be in essay form or there could be a simulation to assess how well someone does in real time.

2. Some companies view a potential employee’s certification as a guarantee of competency. Certification testing, as long as they are multiple choice, do not qualify every individual. IT certifications can be viewed as expensive due to the continuous evolvement of technology and how long the certification is valid. Certification could be a yearly or as needed process to keep IT workers up to date and in the know.

3. Certifications look good on a resume and can get you hired. Like previously mentioned, certification should be an ongoing process. IT workers will be quicker to adjust to new programs and other issues.  Employers could offer incentives to employees, like paying for certification classes or fees to those who continue to obtain and or maintain certifications.