Costco And Staffing Organization Case Study

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Costco and Staffing Organizations Charlie Ward Jr. Wayland Baptist University COSTCO AND STAFFING ORGANIZATIONS History of Costco Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses that carry quality, brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources (Costco Wholesale Corporation, 2010). The warehouses are designed to help small-to-medium sized businesses reduce cost in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use (Costco Wholesale Corporation, 2010). In September 1983, Costco opened its first warehouse in Seattle with plans for a regional warehouse club operation in the Pacific Northwest (Costco Wholesale Corporation,…show more content…
Some of the challenges range from low levels of educational achievement due to poor schools, to significant competition from the commercial sector, or an over abundance of university graduates who desire a position less physically demanding than that of a typical rural field officer (Grameen Foundation, 2014). Organizations should consider the mindset of potential candidates and understand how to overcome these issues. In some labor markets it can be difficult to identify enough qualified candidates, which challenges the organization to find an adequate pool of candidates. There are companies such as ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd. who are committed to providing innovative and tailored career management solutions for individuals, companies, and organizations of all types. This is a Canadian Company for which Costco is also a Canadian Company that uses the services of Ethos. They work with employers, helping them enhance the performance of individual staff members and work teams. Ethos has a solid understanding of the labor market and the forces that influence it (Ethos Career Management Group,…show more content…
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