Tanglewood's recruiting methods are different and diverse in each of their regions. By evaluating their methods there are probabilities of improving the operations of this company. Some improvements may come from constructing target demographics, and examining into the methods of recruitment and by tackling issues brought up by existing employees. By evaluation Tanglewood's recruiting methods and creating a guide for it to follow, they can develop a
recruiting service that matches their culture.
1. Recruitment Guide
Recruitment Guide for Store Associates
Position: Store Associate
Reports to: Shift leaders, Department Managers
Labor Market: Regional Pacific Coast
Regional newspaper, radio, and television advertising, use of employee referrals,
Employing state job services, employing a staffing agency
Staff members involved:
* V.P. Human Resources
* Staffing Services Director
* HR Recruiting Manager
* HR Selection Manager
* Potential peers
Budget: $2,000 - $6,000
2. Best Targets for Recruitment
Tanglewood's overwhelmed targets for recruitment are reward seekers, reluctant applicants, and key KSAO shortages based on the job and organizational context. Reward seekers fit the job and organizational context because of their system of rewarding employees' bonuses for the company's use of any of their ideas for a better running workplace, as well as the profit-sharing. Key KSAO shortages are also a great objective for Tanglewood because although the individual may be viewed as managerial material, through their suggestions that prove to work and show value allows any store associate to be promoted within the company. This is a way of preserving the company's culture and values. Reluctant applicants are another perfect target group for them, because these applicants will be interested in variable tasks, given that there are no customer contact, and because each employee is to be available to help each other, which in turn allows the reluctant applicant to see that they also will be part of team.
The media recruiting method can be either an open or targeted recruitment depending on whether the company decides to diversify their media channels on a variety of populations, or decide to select a specific group to target. The open recruitment strategy would consist of advertising to many areas in different types of media.
Employee referral is another method used for recruitment. Employee referral is an open source of recruitment since any employee can refer someone within the company and receive a $100 bonus; the employees may give referrals of an existing employee with the incentive of receiving the money.