Assignment Compensation Purpose and Strategy Document

The purpose of this assignment is to choose a compensation philosophy that is appropriate for your chosen firm and articulate a rationale for this selection.

There are two aspects to this assignment. First, describe the risks and benefits with leading, meeting, and lagging the market in overall compensation and benefits. Next, choose the appropriate strategy (lead, meet, or lag) for your firm, and provide rationale about why this is appropriate.

There is a minimum requirement of 500 words for the compensation purpose and strategy document.

Consider some of the following factors in your assignment:

1. Payroll expenses are usually the highest expense at most firms. If you lead the market, this expense can be taxing.

2. If you are pursuing top talent in human capital rich industries (e.g., software engineering), lagging the market may keep you from competing for market share against your competitors.

3. If you meet the market, paying average will generally not attract top talent, and in addition, you will not have the labor-cost savings of a lag-the-market strategy.

Any sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.

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Assignment 1 Question-Chapters: 1, 2, 3 & 4: [5 Marks]

Q1: Zainab has a weekly budget of $48, which she likes to spend on magazines and pies. [1 Mark]

  • If the price of a magazine is $8 each, what is the maximum number of magazines she could buy in a week?
  • If the price of a pie is $24, what is the maximum number of pies she could buy in a week?
  • Draw Zainab’s budget constraint with pies on the horizontal axis and magazines on the vertical axis. What is the slope of the budget constraint?
  • What is Zainab’s opportunity cost of purchasing a pie?

Q2: Many of the goods that China’s Citizens enjoy are produced abroad, and many of the goods produced in the China are sold abroad. When goods are produced abroad and sold domestically, the process is called import and when goods are produced domestically and sold abroad, that process is called export. Suppose an average worker in China can produce one kg of soybeans in 40 minutes and one Kg of coffee in 120 minutes, while an average worker in Paraguay can produce one kg of soybeans in 100 minutes and one kg of coffee in 150 minutes. Answer the following questions.[2 Marks]

  • Which country has the absolute advantage in coffee? Explain.
  • Which country should produce coffee? Explain.
  • If the two countries specialize and trade with each other, which country will import coffee? Explain.
  • Assume that the two countries trade with each other and the country importing coffee trades 2 Kgs of soybeans for 1 Kg of coffee. Explain why both countries will benefit from this trade.

Q3: Illustrates the interaction (equilibrium point) of demand and supply in the market for petrol based on the table below. And explain following conditions. [2 Marks]

  • Show excess supply (surplus of petrol) and excess in Demand (shortage of petrol) in the same graph and explain.
  • Suppose the government decided that, since petrol is a necessity, its price should be legally capped at $1.30 per gallon. What do you anticipate would be the outcome in the petrol market if at this price quantity supplied in the market is 575 Millions of gallons?

Price (per gallon in $)

Quantity Demanded (millions of gallons)

Quantity Supplied (millions of gallons)