Tag: walmart

Walmart to Provide Employees a College Education for $1 a Day…

If you follow this space, you’ll know I think the following about Tuition Aid as a benefit: 1–It’s one of the most powerful benefits you can provide. 2–It will never cost you as much as you think it will because it is incredibly hard to use. People have families, people have lives once they get above the traditional age of a college student.  Going…

Attention Walmart: It’s Managerial Malpractice When You Push Sick People to Work

Here’s a leadership lesson that every manager should have drilled into their head: You don’t let employees work when they’re sick. Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? Of course it does, because it doesn’t take a management genius to know that sick workers hurt you in a number of different ways: Sick workers don’t perform as well as healthy ones. Productivity drops precipitously when someone is…

Why Eliminating 7,000 Jobs Is Great News for Walmart

With an eye on Wall Street, Walmart has announced that it will centralize some functions leading to the elimination of 7,000 back office and support positions throughout its domestic chain. It sounds like Walmart is cutting a lot of people, but in fact it is less than 4% of the 2 million store associates that work for the company throughout the United States. With…

5 Best and Worst Jobs at Walmart

Although some of these claims have merit (for example, sales associates typically make just $9 an hour, according to salary data from Glassdoor), there are many Walmart employees who report high job satisfaction and high paychecks. If you're thinking …

Will HR and Talent One Day Take Their Cues From Walmart?

Always low prices. Always. I think that has been, more or less, the tagline for Walmart for the last 198 years. The world’s largest retailer and largest private sector employer in the USA with over 1.4M employees has competed on price (and massive selection and expansion to the point where just about everyone in the country lives within 15 minutes of a Walmart) as long…