Case Study 1: Walmart Manages Ethics and Compliance Challenges

Case Study 1: Walmart Manages Ethics and Compliance Challenges

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Case Study 1: Walmart Manages Ethics and Compliance Challenges

Due Week 3 and worth 200 points

Read “Case Study 3: Walmart Manages Ethics and Compliance Challenges,” located on page 407 of the textbook. Then, read the article titled, “The Good, the Bad, and Wal-Mart”, located at http://www.workplacefairness.org/reports/good-bad-wal-mart/wal-mart.php.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

1. Examine the manner in which Walmart’s business philosophy has impacted its perception of being unethical towards supply and employee stakeholders. Provide one (1) example of Walmart in an unethical situation.

2. Determine the major effects that Walmart’s business philosophy has had on its human resource practices and policies.

3. Analyze two (2) of the legal mandates that workers and U.S. government has accused Walmart of violating. Provide an explanation as to why these legal mandates were violated, citing specific violations.

4. Evaluate the efficiency of the structure of the ethical decision making framework that Walmart has used in making its decisions. Provide a rationale for your response.

5. Recommend two (2) actions that Walmart’s Human Resources Department should take in order to improve the employees’ perspectives of Walmart’s human resources policies. Provide a rationale for your recommendations.

6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

· Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Describe the business ethics issues and definitions, theories, and frameworks important to organizational ethical decision making and the role of a human resource professional.

· Determine the role of stakeholder interests, the interrelationship of ethics and social responsibility, and the role of corporate governance in ethics.

· Examine ethical issues and dilemmas in business.

· Write clearly and concisely about issues in ethics and advocacy for HR professionals using correct grammar and mechanics.

· Use technology and information resources to research issues in business ethics and advocacy for HR professionals.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric found here.

 

Points: 200 Case Study 1: Walmart Manages Ethics and Compliance Challenges
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Examine the manner in which Walmarts business philosophy has impacted its perception of being unethical towards supply and employee stakeholders. Provide one (1) example of Walmart in an unethical situation.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely examined the manner in which Walmarts business philosophy has impacted its perception of being unethical towards supply and employee stakeholders. Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) example of Walmart in an unethical situation. Partially examined the manner in which Walmarts business philosophy has impacted its perception of being unethical towards supply and employee stakeholders. Partially provided one (1) example of Walmart in an unethical situation. Satisfactorily examined the manner in which Walmarts business philosophy has impacted its perception of being unethical towards supply and employee stakeholders. Satisfactorily provided one (1) example of Walmart in an unethical situation. Thoroughly examined the manner in which Walmarts business philosophy has impacted its perception of being unethical towards supply and employee stakeholders. Thoroughly provided one (1) example of Walmart in an unethical situation.
2. Determine the major effects that Walmarts business philosophy has had on its human resource practices and policies. Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely determined the major effects that Walmarts business philosophy has had on its human resource practices and policies. Partially determined the major effects that Walmarts business philosophy has had on its human resource practices and policies. Satisfactorily determined the major effects that Walmarts business philosophy has had on its human resource practices and policies. Thoroughly determined the major effects that Walmarts business philosophy has had on its human resource practices and policies.
3. Analyze two (2) of the legal mandates that workers and U.S. government has accused Walmart of violating. Provide an explanation as to why these legal mandates were violated, citing specific violations.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed two (2) of the legal mandates that workers and U.S. government has accused Walmart of violating. Did not submit or incompletely provided an explanation as to why these legal mandates were violated, citing specific violations. Partially analyzed two (2) of the legal mandates that workers and U.S. government has accused Walmart of violating. Partially provided an explanation as to why these legal mandates were violated, citing specific violations. Satisfactorily analyzed two (2) of the legal mandates that workers and U.S. government has accused Walmart of violating. Satisfactorily provided an explanation as to why these legal mandates were violated, citing specific violations. Thoroughly analyzed two (2) of the legal mandates that workers and U.S. government has accused Walmart of violating. Thoroughly provided an explanation as to why these legal mandates were violated, citing specific violations.
4. Evaluate the efficiency of the structure of the ethical decision making framework that Walmart has used in making its decisions. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated the efficiency of the structure of the ethical decision making framework that Walmart has used in making its decisions. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response. Partially evaluated the efficiency of the structure of the ethical decision making framework that Walmart has used in making its decisions. Partially provided a rationale for your response. Satisfactorily evaluated the efficiency of the structure of the ethical decision making framework that Walmart has used in making its decisions. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response. Thoroughly evaluated the efficiency of the structure of the ethical decision making framework that Walmart has used in making its decisions. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
5. Recommend two (2) actions that Walmarts Human Resources Department should take in order to improve the employeesperspectives of Walmarts human resources policies. Provide a rationale for your recommendations.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely recommended two (2) actions that Walmarts Human Resources Department should take in order to improve the employees perspectives of Walmarts human resources policies. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your recommendations. Partially recommended two (2) actions that Walmarts Human Resources Department should take in order to improve the employees perspectives of Walmarts human resources policies. Partially provided a rationale for your recommendations. Satisfactorily recommended two (2) actions that Walmarts Human Resources Department should take in order to improve the employees perspectives of Walmarts human resources policies. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your recommendations. Thoroughly recommended two (2) actions that Walmarts Human Resources Department should take in order to improve the employees perspectives of Walmarts human resources policies. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your recommendations.
6. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided. Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
8. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and  reference section

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section. In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style. Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style. In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.
9. Information Literacy / Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations. Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
10. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas

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