Capella University Benefits and Compensation Discussion
Compensation and Benefits
Research compensation and benefits for either Java Corp., or an organization of your choice. The Compensation and Benefits Template (linked in the resources) provides additional guidance on components that comprise employee pay or salary and benefits. A minimum of two resources are required to support your work.
For this assignment, choose either option 1 or 2. You do not need to do both. You will apply one of these scenarios in the Instructions below. Both options will be graded using the same scoring guide.
You are the new HR manager for Java Corp., a domestic cold coffee and tea company. Java Corp. is opening a new office in London, England. You are planning on filling one executive-level position with a U.S. citizen who is not already employed by Java Corp. The term of the initial assignment is two years. You must design a preliminary compensation package for this position.
Choose an organization to use for this assignment. It can be where you are currently employed or a company with which you are familiar. It I be an organization that is researchable, as you will need to gather and analyze information to complete the assignment. You may use the same organization you used for the previous assignments or a different one.If you choose the organization where you are currently employed, please keep in mind that the analyses you make must be based on facts that can be documented rather than your personal opinion as an employee.Research compensation and benefits for the chosen organization. The company is opening a new branch office in London, England. You are planning on filling one executive-level position with a U.S. citizen who is not already employed by your company. The term of the initial assignment is two years. You are the new HR manager and must design a preliminary compensation package for this position.Contact your instructor if you have questions.
Using the Compensation and Benefits Template as a guide, create a compensation package for a new expatriate position. Include the following:
Pay or Salary
Complete the following:
Describe key factors and decisions to make regarding base pay. Note: You do not need to indicate exact salary figures for this assignment.
Analyze additional pay considerations for expatriate positions.
Consider incentive pay, foreign service premium, hardship allowance, and mobility premium.
Complete the following:
Analyze other legally required benefits for an employee.
Include standard benefits, protection programs and paid time off, Social Security, Medicare, federal and state unemployment, and workers compensation.
Analyze the appropriateness of offering additional benefits.
These types of benefits could include relocation assistance, educational reimbursement, and home leave reimbursement, among others.
Describe additional key considerations in designing a compensation package for this scenario’s expatriate position.
Your assignment should meet the following requirements:
Length: 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, plus a reference page.
Written communication: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly and professional. Your writing should be:
Concise and logically organized.
Free of errors in grammar and mechanics.
Validation and support: Use a minimum of two relevant and credible scholarly or professional resources such as the Wall Street Journal to support your work.
APA format: Format all citations and references in accordance with current APA guidelines.
Refer to the Compensation and Benefits Scoring Guide to ensure you meet the grading criteria for this assignment before submitting it.Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.
Compensation and Benefits Scoring Guide.
APA Style and Format.
Capella University Library.
Compensation and Benefits Template [DOCX].
Writing Feedback Tool.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.