April 6, 2014
Wk 2 Dropbox Assignment
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 …show more content…
We can look at hiring high school students for some positions. We will implement a trainee management program for the associates that may be interested in management positions. this will be a great way to prepare our associates for management positions within the company.
Examine the percentages of employee representation across demographic categories for Tanglewood and the available labor market for Table 1.3. Are there any particular classes or jobs where the representation within Tanglewood appears to be out of line with the available workforce? What does the pattern suggest to you?
The minorities representation appears to be out of line based on the labor market for table 1.3. The company needs to hire and promote more minorities within the company.
Based on your analysis and the affirmative action plan, do you think the company should engage in a specific strategy to change their recruiting and promotion practices? Do you think it is realistic for the company to try to meet their affirmative action goals in this process in a single year? What are the pros and cons of using internal promotions vs. external hiring to rectify the problems with gender and ethnicity representation in supervisory positions?
Based on the affirmative action plan I think the company should engage in a specific strategy to change their hiring process to appeal to more minorities.