Compensation and Benefits
- Write a 3–5-page compensation and benefits package for a new expatriate position working for either Java Corp. or an organization you are familiar with.
Structuring and communicating a total compensation package that meets regulatory requirements and the needs of a global workforce requires a delicate balancing act between what is required and what will contribute to an effective relationship between employer, employee, and the community or country in which the company operates. Communicating benefits programs to employees can be as important as the benefits themselves. Knowing how to leverage all available compensation options is a necessary skill for any HR professional.
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- Gupta, N., & Shaw, J. D. (2014). Employee compensation: The neglected area of HRM research. Human Resource Management Review, 24(1), 1–4.
- Haile, S., & Williams, D. (2011). Factors that influence expatriate compensation problems. Academy of Business Research Journal, 1, 25–32.
- Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. M. (2020). Fundamentals of human resource management (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Available in the courseroom via the VitalSource Bookshelf link.
- Chapter 12, “Establishing a Pay Structure.”
- Chapter 13, “Recognizing Employee Contributions With Pay.”
- Chapter 14, “Providing Employee Benefits.”
- Chapter 16, “Managing Human Resources Globally.”
- Shortland, S., & Perkins, S. J. (2016). Long-term assignment reward (dis)satisfaction outcomes: Hearing women’s voices. Journal of Global Mobility, 4(2), 225–250.
- Tornikoski, C. (2011). Fostering expatriate affective commitment: A total reward perspective. Cross Cultural Management, 18(2), 214–235.
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- Asssessment InstructionsPreparation
Research compensation and benefits for either Java Corp., or an organization of your choice. A minimum of two resources are required to support your work. Use the following template for additional guidance on components that comprise employee pay or salary and benefits:
- Compensation and Benefits Template [DOCX].
For this assessment, 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.
Research the compensation and benefits of 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 faculty 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
In this part:
- Describe key factors and decisions to make regarding base pay. Note: You do not need to indicate exact salary figures for this assessment.
- Analyze additional pay considerations for expatriate positions.
- Consider incentive pay, foreign service premium, hardship allowance, and mobility premium.
In this part:
- 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 the expatriate position.
- Additional Requirements
Your assessment should also 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.