Tanglewood Case 4 Essay

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Question 1: Recruitment Guide for Sales Associate Question 2 Describe the best “targets” for your recruiting efforts by considering the job and organizational context. Evaluate the various methods of recruiting in terms of whether they seem more like “open” or “targeted” recruiting, using the information in the book to help you make this decision. If some methods seem more “targeted”, who do you think they target? The best “targets” for the position of sales associate would be high school students, college students, high school graduates that have not continued their education, people looking for supplemental income by working a second job, and retired individuals that are re-entering the work force. These types of employees are willing to “start at the bottom” and accept the starting wages of the sales associate position. For many, this isn’t a career choice, but rather a time filler or stepping stone for building their future careers. The various methods for the recruitment of sales associates would be employee referral, media advertisement, job agency, company website, and store kiosks. Employee referrals are when an employee refers “people they know to their employer for consideration” that they feel would make good a good addition to the Tanglewood team (Block 220). This type of recruitment is more of an open recruitment. It can be targeted, in a sense, that the referrals are often people that have the same KSAOs and characteristics as the current employee. Media advertisement is an open form of recruitment. This type of recruitment allows for a “diverse set of applicants—including people with disabilities, minorities, teens, former retirees, veterans, and other overlooked employee groups—are given a fair shot at being considered” (Block 216). This is especially necessary to satisfy requirements for EEO. Job agency recruitment is more of a

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