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KYLE EVANS AT RUFFIAN APPAREL: STAFFING A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT
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INTRODUCTION
It was July 1, 2007, and the newly hired regional manager of Ruffian Apparel, Kyle Evans, sat in the Juniper Mall food court in Kelowna, British Columbia, sipping ( nham nhap) on his coffee. With the back-to-school rush fast approaching, it was critical to get the Kelowna store back on track. The store had been without a capable store manager for several months, and sales figures were far from optimal. In the interim ( tg chuyen tiep), Ruffian Kelowna was being run by an inexperienced full-time employee who had been granted store manager status and who was dealing with a significant staffing shortage. It was clear to Evans that this store needed help.
With his own performance evaluation and compensation tied to the success of the stores in his region, Evans needed those Kelowna sales figures to go up, and soon. Was it as simple as finding a new store manager?…...

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