Case Study : Compensation And Walmart

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Case Study 4: Compensation and Walmart
Introduction
Not too long ago, Wal-Mart was displayed in Fortune’s top 10 admired corporations. Wal-Mart’s founder, Mr. Sam Walton, built the company with the intent to please the community and the employees, and establish a strong corporation. His philosophy was based on innovative systematic strategies and approaches geared toward decision-making and improving the business. In recent years, there has been a decline in the corporation’s reputation, due to legal flares and complaints that have been surfacing. This paper focuses on compensation programs and the role it plays within the corporation, as well as identify concerns that can be improved with proper analyzing and reinforcement efforts.
Topic / Issue Identification In the recent years, Wal-Mart has declined in the rate for the unionization of employees. The company’s compensation rate is below competitors in its field. This is a weakness that the company needs to tackle to improve the satisfaction of its employees and customers. This is also seen as a negative impact on the economy, being that the way they operate their compensation plan affects other companys in their surrounding areas. Lower wages means lower employment rates, and ultimately, less customers due to lowered customer service. In a reviewed article, it is noted that Wal-Mart is the largest employer in Northern America. Because of its supply/demand efforts, “the volume of business a requires intense…

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