Transition probability matrix | Current year | | (1) | (2) | (3) | (4) | (5) | Exit | Previous year | (1) Store associate | 0.43 | 0.06 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.51 | | (2) Shift leader | 0.00 | 0.54 | 0.16 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.30 | | (3) Department manager | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.64 | 0.06 | 0.00 | 0.30 | | (4) Assistant store manager | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.06 | 0.52 | 0.08 | 0.34 | | (5) Store manager | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.66 | 0.34 | | | Forecast of availabilities | Next year (projected) | | (1) | (2) | (3) | (4) | (5) | Exit | | | Current Workforce | | | | | | | Previous year | (1) Store associate | 8,500 | 3655 | 510 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 4335 | | (2) Shift leader | 1,200 | 0 | 648 | 192 | | | 360 | |
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Upon performing an environmental scan, we have determined that Tanglewood might have problems filling their vacancies in the future for a variety of reasons. According to the scan, there are available candidates who are ready to fill managerial positions. However, our hiring policies at Tanglewood require employees to start out as store associates and work their way up in the organization if they choose to do so and if the store needs these positions filled.
d. Compute year end totals for each job in Table 1.1 and do a gap analysis to determine where shortages will occur in the next year. e. Develop a preliminary statement of the action plan for hiring for Washington next year. This should be an overview of the number of individuals needed to meet projected staffing levels for various positions that can be given to store managers. Make sure that your recommendations take the strategic staffing levels issues from the introductory case into account.
2. 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?
3. 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