Nike’s Competitive Strategy

Nikes competitive strategy seems to maintain competitive due to their low cost structure. They have an extremely low cost to create ratio compared to how much they are actually selling all of their products for. Additionally, they sell their products to such a large target audience. You see their clothes in Walmart but you also… Continue reading Nike’s Competitive Strategy

Compensation Management

Week one I have not worked a large amount of jobs and so speaking from that angle is fairly difficult. However, being on the women’s soccer team here at Oregon State I can speak about the compensation in the form of scholarship reflecting the motivation of myself and my teammates. Scholarships is something that is… Continue reading Compensation Management

Labor Unions

By: Madison Ellsworth When I reviewed this weeks topic and read that labor unions was one of the options I actually got very excited. Growing up my mother worked at numerous schools within my hometown school district and I have vivid memories of going o her labor/ school union meetings. During these meetings many topics… Continue reading Labor Unions

Managing Stress

Results: Life stress inventory score 255 meaning I am at a 50% chance of a major health breakdown Coping and stress management skills 67 Type A personality test 41% irritability After reviewing my results I think I think my own opinion about my personality was confirmed. I was not surprised that my irritability was at… Continue reading Managing Stress

Work & Compensation

My experience with people being motivated by compensation is surprisingly high. I have not had many jobs but almost every single job I have had a co worker that has not done their job to the best of their abilities because they are aware of being paid less then others. I can also assume this… Continue reading Work & Compensation

Training Effectiveness

Madison Ellsworth My Past Experiences In my experience I have had many job trainings where I have found the training to be extremely helpful and the opposite where the training is not beneficial and I go into the job not prepared. For example a few years back I was trying to become a soccer referee… Continue reading Training Effectiveness

Interview Reflection

Madison Ellsworth EXPERIENCE Interviewing can be somewhat of a terrifying experience. From past experience the interviews that cause me the most stress and hardship are the ones I do not do my most research on. Before entering an interview I find it useful to look on the website of the company I have applied to.… Continue reading Interview Reflection


Madison Ellsworth I have chosen four companies to analyze and then reflected on how well their Human Resources within the company impacts their success both internally and externally. The companies I will be discussing include The Cheesecake Factory, Marriott international, and T-Mobile. The Cheesecake Factory On average about 60% of people in America say that… Continue reading GREAT PLACES TO WORK: BLOG 1