If I were offered an international assignment, there would be a lot of factors to consider. First, I would consider the duration of the assignment. Would it be a long-term or short-term assignment? This is a big deal, because this will determine how much the move will disrupt my current life. After considering how long… Continue reading Week 10: International Assignment
Executive compensation is excessive and is not appropriate in most cases. As mentioned in the video, in 2002 the CEO compensation to worker par ratio was 500 to 1. There is no reason that the CEO should be making 500 times more than his or her workers, considering these workers are likely the reason the… Continue reading Week 9: Executive Compensation
As important as discretionary benefits are for a company, it can be far too costly to try to implement too many. When ranking the discretionary benefits in order from “most likely to eliminate” to “least likely to eliminate,” I came up with this list: Tuition reimbursement programs, transportation services, financial education programs, wellness programs, outplacement… Continue reading Week 7: Discretionary Benefits
I looked into a job posting by a company called Total Quality Logistics. The job posting was for an entry-level sales representative position in Portland, Oregon. The job description provides that I will make calls and establish relationships with customers, arrange freight movements, negotiate prices, manage shipments, and provide honesty and integrity in my work.… Continue reading Week 5: Job Posting
Developing compensation systems takes a lot more work than one might think. That said, I believe it is a big challenge to create a compensation system that is both internally consistent and market competitive. Despite how difficult it might be, it is best for any company to take the steps to do so, in order… Continue reading Internally Consistent and Market Competitive?
Adidas is a company that utilizes a differentiation strategy. They approach this differentiation strategy by providing great customer service and quality items. The company prides themselves on diversity and inclusion. In addition, they have achieved huge amounts of brand loyalty. For example, many people like to shop through either Nike or Adidas. Personally, I like… Continue reading Week 2: Adidas
My oldest sister has been a recruiter since graduating from Oregon State with a management degree. In her previous recruiting job position, she was offered a management position in which she would no longer be recruiting. Instead, she would be managing a group of recruiters for the company. My sister is very talented at recruiting… Continue reading Week 1
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