How to spot your HR costco fraud: 7 tips for avoiding a costly mistake
Posted February 06, 2018 07:25:20Costco is the leading cost-cutting retailer, with nearly a quarter of its revenue coming from its US and Canada stores.
Its US stores are often understaffed, with employees frequently being asked to work extra hours.
Costco also employs an incredibly high percentage of US employees, who are frequently paid below the minimum wage.
But there’s another issue that’s often overlooked when it comes to paying employees well: human resources.
According to a recent report by the Human Resources Institute (HRI), about 1 in 4 retail workers has been let go due to low pay, lack of job security and a lack of benefits.
HRI estimates that there are currently about 4 million retail workers in the US who are not paid overtime.
While HRI points out that it’s not necessarily the employees’ fault that their employers don’t pay them, the HRI report says that many workers have had to deal with the fallout of the recession.
Costcos employees have been known to make the mistake of thinking that their employer will pay them a fair wage for the work they do, and then they’re let go, HRI says.
The HRI study says that in 2012, there were 2.2 million retail jobs, and there are now 8.5 million retail employees.
In an email to HuffPost, the CEO of Walmart, the world’s largest retail retailer, said that employees should never be asked to do extra work for less money than they would for comparable work.
“Employees are trained and certified to perform the work assigned to them and will not be asked for additional work that they cannot do,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in the email.
“It’s not fair to expect someone to perform all the work without any extra help.”
It’s also not fair for employees to think that they can get a raise for the same amount of work that a similar amount of employees are already doing, said Linda Paz, an HRI research director.
“They need to be aware that the wage is not always the same across stores.”
It also needs to be considered that HRI is a nonprofit organization, meaning that the organization does not receive funding from any federal government agency.
If a company has a human resources policy that is not in compliance with HRI’s guidelines, it can be in violation of the law.
In the past, Walmart has implemented an extensive program of recruiting new and experienced employees.
Paz said Walmart is still doing a good job of recruiting employees, but said that HRIs report suggests that it is not as effective as it could be.
“It’s hard to imagine that Walmart would ever hire more than about 15 people in a given year and keep hiring, especially given that the workforce needs to grow to fill the positions that are being filled,” Paz told HuffPost.
“If Walmart were to increase the number of stores, and keep the hiring rate as high as it is, it could help make the company more attractive to people.
But the company doesn’t have the ability to do that.”
For example, if Walmart decided to hire a higher percentage of new hires, Paz explained that they could hire people who were not qualified for the job.
“But then they’d have to hire more people to fill those vacancies,” Pars said.
The Walmart CEO did not respond to requests for comment.
However, Pars suggested that Walmart could be a good place to start looking at how it can improve its HR processes.
“If Walmart can make better use of its resources and reduce turnover by eliminating some of the human resources issues that have been identified in the past and implementing new procedures, it should be a place that people should look to go to when they’re thinking about hiring for retail jobs,” Pans said.
A Walmart spokesperson told HuffPost that it has a “zero-tolerance” policy for employees who have been terminated for violating its policies, but declined to say how many people it has fired or who are currently in their current positions.
The CEO of Kohl’s, the largest retailer in the U.S., said that he would not hire anyone without a pay raise, but also acknowledged that the company had made strides in improving its HR procedures.
Kohl has already begun implementing an HR system, which includes hiring managers and supervisors to help staffs track employees’ pay, and also offers bonuses for employees making significant strides in their efforts to improve their pay, Kohl CEO Paul Wurster said in a statement to HuffPost.
In 2016, Kohler also introduced an incentive program to reward employees for maintaining good health, as well as giving employees the opportunity to take part in a training program to improve employee performance.
“Our goal is to provide the best experience to all our associates,” Kohl spokesperson Natalie Breen said in an email.
Wurster acknowledged that his company does not offer pay raises for employees, and that the incentives offered to employees have decreased the pay rate of many employees