Tanglewood Case 2

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Christian
April 6, 2014
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TangleWood Case 2

Currently the organization expects that their forecast for labor requirements is essentially constant from the previous year. Based on this assumption complete the five stages of the planning process:
Currently the organization expects that their forecast for labor requirements is essentially constant from the previous year. This means the forecast for next year will be taken as given.
Fill in the empty cells in the forecast of labor availabilities in Table 1.1

Table 1.1 Markov Analysis Information
Transition probability matrix Current year
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Exit
Previous year (1) Store associate 0.53 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.41
(2) Shift leader 0.00 0.50
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Develop a preliminary statement of the action plan for hiring for Washington next year. This should be an overview of the number of individuals needed to meet projected staffing levels for various positions that can be given to store managers. Make sure that your recommendations take the strategic staffing levels issues from the introductory case into account.
According to labor requirements found in table 1.1, next year we will need to hire 4,505 store associates. Since Tanglewood promotes within, we will need 600 shift leaders, 493 department managers, 69 asst. store managers and 49 store managers. Based on our current numbers we will have to hire a significant number of new store associates. Below is the plan for our new hires. we will have to increase our base pay and offer more flexibility. We will allow associates to cross train in completing a variety of task and promote teamwork through an awards system. We will be more consistent in recognizing that the sales associate is a valuable assets to the company.l also work toward developing talent and hiring internally. For employees, such as recent college graduates, who have expressed a desire to attain managerial positions, we will allow them to enter a management trainee program. This program will follow our policies of having everyone start at the bottom, but it will allow participants to move up quickly in the

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