hrreporter.com
Jun 12, 2015

Celine Dion music torturing Walmart workers

Retailer pledges to change music as part of bid to improve employee morale

Turn off the Celine Dion. Please.

That’s the message coming from Walmart employees and, according to a Washington Post article, it has found a favourable ear with management.

The company is ditching a CD that has been apparently been on a heavy loop in many stores,and it featured tracks from Celine Dion and Justin Bieber. Even a puppet got in on mocking the music. 

During a skit during a presentation to workers at a shareholder meeting, the puppet said: “One of my fellow associates recently developed a serious eye-tic from hearing Celine Dion’s greatest hits on loop in our stores.”

The disc is apparently being placed with Walmart Radio. 

The change is part of a larger push to improve employee morale at the world’s largest retailer, which includes a move to raise wages to a minimum of US$10 per hour. 

According to the Post it is also tweaking the temperature in stores and relaxing its dress code.

© Copyright Canadian HR Reporter, Thomson Reuters Canada Limited. All rights reserved.