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    Introductory Analysis in which you succinctly address:

    Wal-Mart's unique strengths in getting, keeping, and growing good people

    Diversity challenges and opportunities related to entering the China market and to developing the U.S.-China management team (please also consider the first note below regarding the many ways to view diversity).

    Basic elements of your plan, rationale for each element, and how each element addresses the diversity challenges that you have identified. Elements of your plan should address vital HR needs including:

    Recruiting, selection, and orientation

    Training and development

    Any other topics that are crucial to the success of Wal-Mart's entry into the China market.

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    STEP 1
    Introductory analysis:
    1. Wal-Mart has been working actively to meet its diversity targets in the entirec company.
    2. In 2004 Wal-Mart started a scheme in which CEO Lee Scott announced that the bonuses of the top executives of the company will be cut if they do not meet the diversity goals.
    3. This decision related to management positions and the company proposed to take in a proportionate candidates for every position. For instance if 50% of the applicants were women then 50 % of the jobs will given to women.
    4. In China the main issue will be how many workers and managers will be host country employees and what proportion of workers will be parent company employees.

    STEP 2
    1. Wal-Mart's unique strengths in getting, keeping and growing good people:
    2. Wal-Mart is a well known employer and has a wide visibility as an equal opportunity employer.
    3. Wal-Mart has the capability of generating a large pool of applicants, thoroughly screen and test them and made a balanced selection of employees.
    4. The shareholders and the top management of Wal-Mart make a conscious effort to improve the diversity at all levels of management.

    STEP 3
    Diversity ...

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