Review the required background readings listed in the attachment for this assignment paying special attention to the topics of job evaluation, market pricing, and pay surveys. Scenario: You are an HR professional in your private-sector organization. When your physical retail chain organization merged two years ago with a firm that specializes in online apparel retailing, your company had to hire 150 employees to keep up with growth. This brought your employee count to 250. Up until the merger your company paid top market rate, but once the merger took place the company adopted the merging company’s plan where pay was based 20% below market value. The base pay plan now in place is ineffective for the type of company yours has become, where 65-70% of your sales are online. What role should job evaluation, market pricing, and pay survey data play in your efforts to develop a new base pay plan for your workforce? Your boss has asked you to come up with at least six sources useful for the top managers in your organization to learn about these processes. See below, write a 3 page essay on how you will incorporate the most effective sources of information possible, giving special attention to the quality of sources utilized for the purpose intended. Find at least six valid sources of information, two for each of the three topics listed below. At least four of your six sources should NOT be listed in Module 1. Those resources should either come from the Trident library or from other sources. 1. Job Evaluation: A formal, systematic means to identify the relative worth of jobs within your firm. 2. Market Pricing: Using market data to identify the relative value of jobs based on what other employers pay for similar jobs. 3. Pay Surveys: Collection of data on compensation rates for workers performing similar jobs in other organizations. Provide at least a half-page review on each of the six sources you identify to use. Discuss: a. How the term specifically relates to the concept of total rewards, b. The criteria you applied to determine that each source was appropriate to educate your company managers. c. Why each source was chosen (relevance of the info), and d. Any ethical or legal issues that should be considered. You will find the following useful as you critique sources: Cornell University. (2015). Critically analyzing information sources: Critical appraisal and analysis. Retrieved from http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill26.htm Cornell University. (2014). Evaluating Web sites: Criteria and tools. Retrieved from http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/webeval.html
This essay is about sexual harassment in the workplace, a topic which has garnered a great deal of attention recently. Review the required readings in the background material and then prepare a memo to yourself as follows: You are a newly assigned top HRM professional in your organization and you wish to review your organization’s sexual harassment policies and training. You will begin by identifying and explaining the key legal concepts in sexual harassment in the workplace. Then, using the background material and your own research, discuss aspects of recent developments in sexual harassment that are relevant to how your organization addresses sexual harassment in the workplace. Finally, identify and explain what you consider future developments in this topic will be and how your organization’s policies and training concerning sexual harassment will need to be adapted.
Part 1. Choose a company or industry (it could be your present or past employer):
In at least a minimum of 1 page, provide: Title Page, Abstract, Overview of the organization i.e. background of the company, mission statement and vision statement (where applicable). Include its products/services, size, location etc. Cite and reference your work in APA format.
Part 2- In at least a minimum of 2 pages, explain: How does the organization Strategically Prospect for customers and prepares and plan for Sales Dialogue and Presentations? Cite and reference your work in APA format. Also reference peer-reviewed journals.
Question 1 (5 Marks)
The Lotteries Commission conducts an instant lottery called ‘Set for Life’ under
which a winner who scratches three ‘set for life’ panels wins $50,000 each year
for 20 years. The first $50,000 is payable as soon as the winner is notified, and
later amounts are payable on the first anniversary of the first payment. In the
event of the death of the winner, the Commission may pay any outstanding
amounts to the deceased’s estate.
Is the annual payment income? Give reasons for your decision
Question 2 (06 marks)
Corner Pharmacy is a chemist shop. It provides no credit sales but accepts major
credit cards. It sells items off the shelf and the proprietor fills prescriptions for
cash and for payments made under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme [PBS].
Three (03) assistants are employed. The following financial data is provided:
Cash sales ——————————————–$300,000
Credit card sales————————————-$150,000
Credit card reimbursements ———————–$160,000
– Opening balance ———————————–$25,000
– Closing balance ————————————$30,000
– Billings ———————————————-$200,000
– Receipts ———————————————$195,000
– Opening stock————————————–$150,000
– Closing stock —————————————$200,000
On the assumptions that an accrual basis applies and the cost of sales and other
outlays are allowable deductions for tax purposes, calculate the pharmacy’s
Question 3 (04 marks)
What principle was established in IRC v Duke of Westminster  AC 1? How
relevant is that principle today in Australia?
Question 4 (05 marks)
Joseph (an accountant) and his wife Jane (a housewife) borrowed money to
purchase a rental property as joint tenants. They entered into a written
agreement which provided that Joseph is entitled to 20% of the profits from the
property and Jane is entitled to 80% of the profits from the property. The
agreement also provided that if the property generates a loss, Joseph is entitled
to 100% of the loss. Last year a loss of $40,000 arose.
How is this loss allocated for tax purposes? If Joseph and Jane decide to sell the
property, how would they be required to account for any capital gain or capital
Write an essay of 3000 words. It must be the best quality possible. You can choose ONE of the following essay questions. 1. Is empirical research on ‘transformational leadership’ an important contribution to understanding change leadership? 2. What are the major strengths and weaknesses of Karl Weick’s sensemaking perspective on organisational change? 3. Compare and contrast Andrew Pettigrew’s (1997) ‘processual’ approach to organisational change to the ‘process perspective’ of Tsoukas and Chia (2002) 4. What are the major strengths and weaknesses of n-step or stage models in capturing how processes of organisational change unfold (Collins, 1998; Chia 1999, Randall 2004; Langley et al 2013). 5. Why are the attempts by managers and change agents to manage all possible sources of resistance to organisational change often misguided? Formatting Your assignment must adhere to the formatting guidelines given below. Please make sure you also read the Plagiarism section below before submitting your assignment.
Employee Compensation and Benefits
Just section 1 is needed; which is the essay. Only put actual headings not numbers and No tables. Kindly adhere to formatting requirements and APA. Use of spelling and grammar check a must. The paper should be easy to follow and so should be written clearly. Part 2 is the 25 slides.
As manager, you discover that your multinational firm’s products are counterfeited by small family firms that employ child labor in rural Bangladesh. You are aware of the corporate plan to phase out these products soon. You also realize that once you report to the authorities, these firms will be shut down, employees will be out of work, and families and children will be starving. How would you proceed?
Some suggest that foreign markets are graveyards where entrepreneurial firms over-extend themselves. Others argue that foreign markets represent the future for SMEs. If you were the owner of a small, reasonably profitable domestic firm, would you consider expanding overseas? Why?
For business consultants, what would be the ethical guidelines for integrity for them to follow in a code of conduct?
Identify some programs or strategies that management of Dell Mercosur could implement to provide it with operational hedges?.