Tanglewood case 1 adrienne rudy hrm 301 professor michelle geiman may 23, 2015 for tanglewood case 1, i will be discussing strategic staffing decisions as they apply to tanglewood department stores the staffing decisions pertain to either staffing level or staffing quality. Running header: tanglewood staffing strategies 3 tanglewood has a strong basis for human resources and staffing that needs to become more centralized, yet with a strong presence within the individual stores. Maggie jones hrm 520 module 3: tanglewood case 1 page 1 tanglewood stores and staffing strategy tanglewood has a unique culture that emphasizes straight talk, employee participation, and teamwork which helps to differentiate it from competitors such as kohl's and target. Summary by adjusting the approach that we are taking to the practices of the human resources department and the decisions made in the staffing strategyi believe that any company or organization would want to aim to have an exceptional workforce and tanglewood stores wants the same thing.
In this report i will be doing a strategic staffing analysis that will focus on the key requirements about acquisition, development, and retention of tanglewoods workforce with some ideas i believe will be beneficial to the company. Tanglewood is facing a big change in staffing strategy, considering the company's plans for expansion in this report, we analyze the company's situation, concentrate on staffing quantity and staffing quality strategies and give a general recommendation on a series of strategic staffing. Staffing organizations 21 staffing strategy 25 workforce 125 business case for diversity 126 staffing 139 tanglewood stores case 141. The northern oregon suggests an idea of using kiosks and staffing agencies for hiring employees for all the stores, they believe this is the most accurate way that tanglewood should use and implement to recruit new workforce these methods have not only been successful northern oregon, but for south oregon region too.
I feel that of the staffing quantity and staffing quality strategies listed, developing talent, internal hiring, and exceptional workforce quality are the most important strategies to implement or to continue to implement at tanglewood. Tanglewood stores and staffing strategy tanglewood has a unique culture that emphasizes straight talk, employee participation, and teamwork which helps to differentiate it from most of its major competitors. The following will discuss the human resource functions of tanglewood stores the paper will discuss the staffing strategies required by tanglewood in order to maintain its corporate culture and niche market while remaining competitive. Tanglewood case one rebecca cassady with reference to exhibit 17 in the textbook, i think that of the staffing quantity and staffing quality strategies listed that developing talent, internal hiring, and exceptional workforce quality are the fundamental strategies to implement.
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. Exceptional workforce quality is a much better strategy for tanglewood than acceptable workforce quality for the following reasons to begin, tanglewood's target market is middle to upper class based upon this target market the company has a specific pricing strategy to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Recommend how tanglewood should design its overall staffing mission and strategy based on their upcoming needs calculate representation statistics for various jobs within a single tanglewood department store to determine where the most critical problems exist. Tanglewood department store should rely on acquisition staffing strategy because it deals with consumer goods which are nondurable it's also a chain of general retail stores thus needing more employees to be able to run the store's chain.
Staffing strategies in reviewing tanglewood case study 1, we evaluate all aspects of the company in order to determine which strategic staffing decision would potentially be suitable for meeting the organizations goals and staffing requirements. According to heneman iii, judge, kammeyer-mueller (2012), staffing strategy requires making key decisions about the acquisition, deployment, and retention of the organization's workforce (pp 25. Tanglewood's knowledgeable workforce is a source of competitive advantage which would be lost with a flexible, less committed workforce hire or retain because of tanglewood's emphasizes on employee suggestions and contributions, the company should continue retain employees in order to preserve the company's unique culture and values over. In this assignment you will be concentrating on staffing quantity and staffing quality strategies for tanglewood to begin the assignment, refer to exhibit 17 in the textbook you will see that the exhibit indicates a series of strategic staffing decisions: nine pertaining to staffing levels and four pertaining to staffing quality.
Case 2: planning the 5 stage planning process forecast labor requirements forecast labor availabilities determine the gaps (shortages and surpluses) between the 2 markets. Exceptional workforce quality is a better strategy for tanglewood than acceptable workforce quality for many reasons first, tanglewood's target market is middle to upper class society the company employs moderate pricing and a strategy of differentiation. Tanglewood case study case description tanglewood is a general retail store chain which specializes in many items including appliances, electronics, clothing and home decor.
In addition to the specific targets for employee representation for the spokane flagship location, tanglewood wants to use this opportunity to establish estimates for the entire chain's staffing policy regarding demographic representation of the workforce. Tanglewood case one introduction mr donald penchiala, director of staffing services, with tanglewood department store, has concerns regarding the quality, quantity, and selection of staffing candidates. Maggie jones hrm 520 tanglewood stores and staffing strategy module 3: tanglewood case 1 page 1 tanglewood has a unique culture that emphasizes straight talk, employee participation, and teamwork which helps to differentiate it from competitors such as kohl's and target. The store operations and human resources manager is responsible for overseeing each store's staffing, training, performance management, and equal employment opportunity practices as pertains to staffing, the manager of operations and human resources is responsible for planning, recruitment, and initial screening.