As the primary private-sector employer in Mexico, we understand the importance of caring for our associates. We offer competitive wages and benefits, and training and development to foster new skills. We also listen to the suggestions and concerns expressed by our associates to continuously enhance their experience.
One of the best competitive advantages for Walmart de México y Centroamérica are our people. It is for this reason that we constantly update and innovate training programs for the development of leadership, teamwork, and negotiation and technical skills in our associates, thereby being able to offer our customers an excellent service and shopping experience.
We provide classroom training through our Walmart Training Center and online training through the Integrated Management Training System, which includes individual and group development plans. Another thing we use is Walmart TV, an internal television channel that covers all of operations.
The evaluation covers annual and six-month individual development; in addition, 360° multidimensional performance evaluations and executive calibrations are carried out, thus being able to identify real talent and design development plans. Throughout 2015, we evaluate more than 121,000 permanent associates who have been with the Company for at least one year, corresponding to 83% of total headcount in Mexico and 23% in Central America. G4-LA11