Tanglewood Case 3 - Recruiting Mehtods

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Like many retailers, Tanglewood experiences a stable rate of turnover, and thus recruiting efforts remain high. The methods used by Tanglewood vary from many regions in which they serve, and by gauging these methods we are able to optimize and perhaps unify company operations. By reviewing the recruiting methods used by Tanglewood, we will be able to devise a guide that can be functional along with Tanglewood developing recruiting services which reflect Tanglewood’s unique personality. Please see the recruitment guide below. Recruitment Guide for Store Associates

Position: Store Associates
Reports to: Department Managers and/or Shift Leaders
Qualifications: All considered.
Relevant labor market: Pacific Northwest
Timeline: Continuous recruiting
Activities to undertake to source well-qualified candidates
Local and regional newspapers
Company website
Employee referrals
Employ a staffing/recruiting agency
Job Fairs
Staff members involved: V.P. Human Resources, HR Managers, Department Managers, and Shift Leaders Budget: $2,500 to 6,500
When discussing the best targets for recruitment, Tanglewood’s “best fit” are those who have significant KSAOs, applicants who strive on rewards or bonuses and applicants who may seem indisposed. Those applicants possessing significant KSAOs will be productive and they carry the possibility of promotions. Reward driven individuals will admire the packages offered by Tanglewood and they will be able to contribute their ideas which will promote a rewarding workplace. Those applicants who may be or seem indisposed will benefit from the task assignments while helping other members of the team; this will allow them to see that they are a key factor to a team environment. By using the recruiting methods above Tanglewood should have no problem filling store associate positions. Tanglewood can also use an open recruitment method where they can target other areas within the Pacific Northwest by using selected media...
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