Module 3 – CaseGlobalizationAssignment OverviewGlobal Compen
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Module 3 – CaseGlobalizationAssignment OverviewGlobal Compensation Issues The growing world economy has led to many more employees workinginternationally. As such, organizations with employees workingthroughout the world face some unique compensation dilemmas.Variation in laws, living costs, tax policies, and other factors allmust be considered in establishing the compensation for local employeesand managers, as well as managers and professionals brought in fromother countries.One significant global issue in compensation design is how tocompensate the employees from different countries. Local wage scalesvary significantly between countries. For example, in someless-developed countries, pay levels for degreed professionals may rangefrom $10,000 – $30,000 a year, whereas in Europe and the US,individuals with the same qualifications are paid $45,000 – $80,000 ayear.These large compensation differences have led to significant“international outsourcing” of jobs to lower-wage countries. Forexample, the movement of call-centers to India is an example.Case AssignmentDrawing on the material in the background readings and doingadditional research, please prepare a 4- to 5-page paper (not includingthe cover and reference pages) in which you:Write a persuasive essay in which you discuss the practice ofinternational outsourcing (a.k.a. off-shoring) and discuss the ethicalimplications that are associated with international outsourcing.As the Vice President of HR, would you consider international outsourcing for your organization? Justify your response.Pick a country in South America and conduct a PEST Analysis to showwhy you would or would not outsource to that country. A PEST Analysis isa tool used for environmental scanning in which you evaluate a countryfrom a Political, Economic, Social, and Technological perspective.Assignment ExpectationsYour paper will be evaluated on the following points:Precision – Does the paper address the question(s) or task(s)?Clarity – Is the writing clear and the concepts articulatedproperly? Are paraphrasing and synthesis of concepts the primary meansof response to the questions, or are excessive use of quotations howthoughts are conveyed? Are headings included in all papers greater than2 pages?Breadth – Is the full breadth of the subject addressed?Depth – Does the paper address the topic in sufficient depth?Grammar, spelling and vocabulary – Is the paper written well – isthe grammar, spelling, and vocabulary suitable to graduate level work?Referencing (citations and references) – Does the paper use citations and quotation marks when appropriate?Critical thinking – Is the subject thought about critically, i.e., accurately, logically, relevantly, and precisely?
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