HRM 594 Strategic Staffing – Tanglewood Case – Assignment #1 (Case 1)

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HRM 594 Strategic Staffing – Tanglewood Case – Assignment #1 (Case 1)

Tanglewood Case – Assignment #1 (Case 1) – Due Week 2


The goal of Part 1 is to help you learn more about the basic environmental concerns the Tanglewood Department Store chain is facing. This information will help you to understand how competition, strategy, and culture jointly form the effective development of a selection plan.

Assignment Specifics

In this assignment you will be concentrating on staffing quantity and staffing quality strategies for Tanglewood. To begin the assignment, refer to Exhibit 1.7 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. Donald Penchiala, the Director of Staffing Services, is interested in your opinions about each of these decisions as each pertains to Tanglewood.

Review the textbook material that discusses these thirteen decisions, and the material you have read about Tanglewood. Then consider each of the decisions and indicate which way you think Tanglewood should position itself along the continuum and why. For example, the first decision is to develop or acquire talent. Indicate whether you think it is best for Tanglewood to focus more on acquiring talent internally or externally, and explain why. Repeat this process for each of the 13 staffing level and staffing quality dimensions.


100 points possible

Case Description/Introduction (5 points) Identification of business strategy/goals (20 points) Discussion of 13 Strategic Staffing Decisions (65 points, 5 points each) Conclusion/Summary (5 points) Format/Paper Quality (5 points)


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