Wal-Mart is an American multinational retailer corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. It is also the largest private employer in the world with over two million employees, and is the largest retailer in the world. This paper assesses how viable employee relations practices contributed to Wal-Mart’s success as an employer. It also identifies how benefits may contribute to the success of Wal-Mart’s employment practices. Lastly, it describes how the organizational culture and the use of performance criteria could affect the introduction of a union and why Wal-Mart has not been effectively unionized over the years.
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Organizational culture has a profound impact in the way people behave in an organization. It represents the attitudes, experiences, beliefs, and values of the employees within the organization, which to an extent affect the organization as a whole (Holley, Jennings, Mathis, & Jackson, 2012) . All employees contribute to the culture of an organization by bringing their diverse talents, knowledge, skills, values, and beliefs to the entity (Mcgunagle, n.d.). Culture and