Question 1c Environmental Scan The labor market of the Pacific Northwest indicates a high unemployment rate, and therefore difficult environment for individuals to find new jobs. There tends to be a consistent supply of qualified individuals in the urban markets of Seattle and Spokane, however it is difficult to recruit these college-educated individuals into entry-level positions in a retail environment. Retail stores tend to have a reputation of requiring long hours of work, including weekends and holidays, with little compensation. It is difficult to hire individuals that are willing to start in an entry-level position and work their way up over the years into managerial positions. Tanglewood prefers to promote from within, allowing the managerial employees to grow with the company, already experienced with the social and cultural environment.
Tanglewood Tanglewood's overall approach to staffing and recruitment greatly affects its turnover rate. It seems as if there's a lack of direction as to the type of employee, the company is looking for at it's store. According to the readings, it states that the "corporate offices doesn't give much direction for it's individual stores regarding how they should be recruiting their new store associates," asides from recruiting a diverse group of applicant. For the most part, the corporate offices rely and puts most of the responsibility on the individual stores, to how they choose to go about recruiting it's new employees. I belive the main thing that contributes to the lag time between the
Small size could be due to lack of fund, technical knowledge, skills and experience. Therefore, MacVille coffe project could be a small player as compared to other companies who are already in the business with lot of supply chains and customers loyalty. It is important to identify and assess our size as risk to initiate to venture into the business. 2. Lack of skilled and trained staff Although we have committed and trained staff at the current moment but such commitment and skills may not meet the required expectation with the change in technology, customers need, product diversification etc.
It will determine the location of a business, the personnel, and the business’s clientele. When someone plans to start a business, and has a limited initial capital, they may have to settle for a locale that is not as eye-catching as others. Whether it is an office or a store, prices vary depending on location and size. Personnel are also an important aspect of developing companies. An understaffed company due to lack of initial funds will not be as efficient, and may lose customers.
Client satisfaction and retention could suffer due to longer wait times and lack of company responsiveness due to a decreased work staff if the telecommuters aren’t available. Because this risk is such a lynchpin to the project’s success, the probability of occurrence is very low. The initial action is to have weekly status meetings, with additional meetings scheduled as needed to monitor and bring additional resources to the table if remaining target dates and milestones aren’t going to be hit. This will also be the plan to mitigate the risk
A substantial percentage of brake jobs performed by Sears were the basic one-axle brake job. This included replacing pads, turning the rotors or drums, repacking wheel bearings, and inspection of calipers and other brake parts. On January 1, 1991 Sears cut the hourly wages of their mechanics, installers, and tire changers at their Auto Centers. The Service Advisors (3500 employees) went from a straight salary to a commission based system. They were required to meet certain product specific sales quotas such as a number of alignments per shift and dollar volume quotas based on the value of goods and services sold per hour.
Introduction This is analysis of immigration reform as it pertains to illegal immigration and a guest worker program. From 1942 until 1964 the United States had a program called “bracero” which allowed almost five million foreign workers to remain in the U.S. for three to five years to work on U.S. farms . Almost forty years later, the U.S. has over 11 million illegal immigrants fulfilling approximately 8 million jobs with many of these jobs being unskilled and low paying, putting a huge burden on our infrastructure and economy . This issue has widespread costs and benefits affecting almost all Americans, government agencies, companies, and foreign nationals. This one issue has polarized our country and could likely have a major effect
TangleWood: Case 2 1. The data that is given shows that TangleWood may have a hard time recruiting sales associates that are going to be long term employees. Also while viewing the high amount of exit percentages I noticed that about a third of their store managers will leave and a little fewer than 50 percent of their assistant store managers will leave as well. As they continue to promote internally they will need to continuously recruit to keep up with the demand for sales associates. In order to attract a larger group of people, they will have to target the urban markets and potentially offer incentives.
Political factors are important for Tesco to cover when planning HR, From a shift in local public opinion to a change in government or even a new industrial world superpower entering the market, politics influence how much funding is available, how much tax must be paid, minimum wage rates, how markets are controlled. Tesco need to consider the external economic factors, this is because how much money is available for salaries, training and equipment is the most immediate concern in human resource planning, however, external economics plays an equally critical role. For example, people don’t have as much money to spend in an economic downturn and are normally much more selective in what they buy or what services they use. This means some industries, such as those producing luxury items or
For instance, a downturn in the economy might not immediately cause the market for luxury goods to go flat. Increase in tax rates would also contribute to changes which affects both the business and its customers. Technology: How quickly a company can adapt to new technology can mean the life and death of a company’s future. Not adapting quickly enough could mean they could be left behind by their rivals. Section 2 – Understand the purpose of supporting change in a business environment 1.