Assignment #8 – International Compensation Experiential Exercise

The International Job Search Experiential Exercise you completed required you to answer questions from the job seeker’s perspective. This International Compensation Experiential Exercise necessitates your answering the questions from the employer’s perspective. The assignment is due no later than 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 27th. The assignment must be submitted in the “Assignment Due Here Forum” on Blackboard. Partial credit will not be granted (must answer each question entirely), plagiarism will not be tolerated, and unauthorized late or e-mailed assignments will not be accepted. International Compensation Experiential Exercise

Assignment Scenario:

The Vice President of Human Resources for the international position you pretended to apply for in the International Job Search experiential exercise is trying to determine the appropriate compensation for the job. Based on the key components of an international compensation program mentioned in your textbook you are being asked to develop a compensation package for the position you pretended to apply for in the international job search assignment. Explain the rationale for your design. Your recommendations must include numerical data percentages etc. based on the text and research and must include your response to the following instructions: International Compensation Experiential Exercise

  1. a) Identify and describe the compensation approach you believe is best for the position you have applied for? (Going Rate Approach or the Balance Sheet Approach) b) Keeping the international firm’s location in mind detail the advantages and disadvantages of this approach as they relate to the position you applied for.
  2. a) How much of a base salary will you propose for the position? b) What percentage of base salary will the inducement comprise? Be specific – express the computations in percentage (%) and in the currency amounts (Pesos Euros Franc Yen Etc.) from the region for which you have applied.

  1. a) Of the Allowances mentioned in your textbook identify at least four for the international assignment. b) What percentage of base salary will the Allowances comprise? Be specific – express the computation in % and in the currency amounts from the region for which you’ve applied (Pesos Euros Etc.). Be sure to include the COLA as one of your allowances (You will have to do some research here)
  2. a) Now that you have determined the components of the salary for the position, what Benefits will you include in the compensation package? b) What are the main points you will have to consider when deciding how to provide the Benefits you are proposing? For example, what considerations are there for pension plans?

Again, this is an all or nothing assignment. If you fail to answer all of the questions, including the subsets of each question, the entire assignment will be rejected.  Also, failures to include references at the end of your document(s) will result in a minimum 20-point deduction up to the rejection of the entire paper. So, please take your time, be thorough, and please cite your sources. International Compensation Experiential Exercise

Enjoy learning by doing.


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