Wal-Mart and Hr Issues

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TO: Assistant Head of Human Resource Management
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Wal-Mart
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DATE: February 16, 2009
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SUBJECT: Staffing at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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Wal-Mart’s employs 930,000 people domestically and internationally, causing it to be one of the largest employers on the Fortune 500 list. (Course
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(Course Packet H ADM 2211) Stated recently, “Wal-Mart 's stores [have been found to] not post openings for managerial trainees, asserting that male managers often tapped other men for the management track.”(Greenhouse 2) This further proves the closed circle of selection, recruitment, and training for the management track fails to incorporate women into the field. * What is your plan regarding this matter? While there has been a push for management to deal with the staggering situation of inequality between workers, the previous attempts have been driven by money rather than strategy. In 2004, after the class action suit, “Wal-Mart 's chief executive, H. Lee Scott Jr., said senior managers, including himself, would lose 7.5 percent of their bonuses next year if women were not promoted in direct proportion to the numbers that apply for management jobs.” (Greenhouse 3) For this reason I suggest an implementation of an affirmative action plan that would track more women for management positions with similar pay.
Develop programs specifically for women. Creating a management tracking program that would address women specifically would help enable women to gain more equality in job promotions within Wal-Mart. This program would help train and prep women who have the potential for management

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