Tanglewood Case 1

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TangleWood Case One

To: Donald Penchiala, the Director of Staffing Services
REE: Tanglewood Retail Case

Date: July 18th, 2010

Every business in the global market has to have some sort of staffing strategy in order to be successful. Tanglewood Retail store is one of the big and puplor retailers among 12 regions locally and ovbersees. After I examined the report that you provide me with, I have analyized the stafffing strategy decisions as below with my recommindiation. Acquirer or develop talent, Core or flexible workforce:

After reviewing the Tanglewood case, and exhibit 1.7 in chapter one of our text book Staffing Strategy, I felt the that the staffing levels and quality listed, developing talent and exceptional workforce are the most important strategy's for the company to focus on because of the different cultures which are related to the different regions. Tanglewood has to differentiate it's self from its competitors such as Kohl’s, Target, and Kmart by having a high level of employee expertise in their work performance and customer service to maintain and exceed the competition. Going back to any successful company you will notice that their internal culture is strong due its requirements. For instance people from the same region as the store will be a better fit for the job because they know the culture and will live in the same atmosphere as there workplace. According to Business monthly, “Tanglewood really needs to slow down and take a hard look at our corporate culture. Right now we need to consolidate and make sure we’re as close to the company’s original mission as we can be. Our success is due entirely to our strong culture-this is something we need to hold on to." These strategy’s decisions will help support Tanglewood work atmosphere and build a strong relationship among employees, which will lead to successful job performances. Hiring or retain, Overstaff or Understaffed, and External or Internal Hiring: If we look at the next three...
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