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Like many retailers, Tanglewood experiences a stable rate of turnover, and thus recruiting efforts remain high. The methods used by Tanglewood vary from many regions in which they serve. By reviewing the recruiting methods used by Tanglewood, we will be able to create a guide that can be functional along with Tanglewood developing recruiting services which reflect Tanglewood’s unique personality. Please see the recruitment guide below.
Position: Store Associate
Reports to: Shift Leader
Qualifications: Training available
Relevant labor market: Western Washington
Timeline: Continuously recruiting
Activities to undertake to source well-qualified candidates:
Regional media advertisement
Post job openings on company Web site
Request employee referrals
Contact job placement companies
Contact local schools for referrals
Staff members involved:
HR Recruiting manager
Assistant Manager for Department
Potential peers and direct reports
Promotion from within is a very important aspect of Tanglewood. All employees start out as store associates. Therefore, Tanglewood must attract the top talent at the store associate level so they can promote them to higher level positions. The best candidates for Tanglewood to target are high school seniors and college freshman. This is because then Tanglewood will be able to train and develop the talents which they wish these individuals to posses. This will also promote brand loyalty because the employees will feel a sense of loyalty to the company if the company has supported them as they received their education. Tanglewood currently uses five different types of recruitment strategies. The following paragraphs will discuss the different methods and who those methods are targeting.
Tanglewood uses different media outlets to advertise their open positions. They use those outlets such as print, radio, and television coupled with individuals filling out a standardized...