Flexible Staffing Solutions

As the human resources manager for a large toy retail chain, you must develop a comprehensive staffing
arrangement for the next 6 months. When the Christmas season arrives, you must understand that staffing
needs will look much different in 6 months than it does now. Currently, you are short staffed of retail floor
associates for the holidays and need to quickly staff up to meet customer demand. You should have at least
500 to 600-floor associates for peak season, but you only have 360, putting you 28-40 percent behind staffing
target. The months you have to account for are from November to April. To help you plan more appropriately,
here are last year’s staffing projections:
November- 350 Retail Associates, needed 600
December- 570 Retail Associates, needed 600
January- 200 Retail Associates, needed 250
February- 215 Retail Associates, needed 250
March- 215 Retail Associates, needed 500
April – 370 Retail Associates, needed 500
Understanding that there are peak seasons and specific dates such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday,
Christmas, and Easter, propose two to three flexible staffing arrangements for the retail chain. You will present
this to the executive board. In your presentation, including the type of staffing arrangement and its description,
explain why it is appropriate for the given seasons, and determine the impact on overall staffing operations.
Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The
speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists and should cite material appropriately.
Add audio to each slide using the Media section of the Insert tab in the top menu bar for each slide.
Support your presentation with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other
appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

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