International Business – Problem-Based Learning Activity 4

International Business – Problem-Based Learning Activity 4

Take on the role of a consultant hired by Microsoft to analyze opportunities associated with moving some operations overseas. In this essay, you will create the HR policies for your international venture. Based on the country (or countries) you are analyzing for your global business enterprise, research information related to the following areas 1. Staffing Identify needed skills of employees and managers. Compare the use of ethnocentric, polycentric, and geocentric approaches to staffing. (Most organizations need employees skilled in clerical work, marketing and sales, and financial planning. Also identify needed technical skills for production, research, and maintenance.) 2. Training and Development List needed topics and instructional methods for ongoing training and management development related to technical skills, interpersonal skills, language, and cultural awareness. 3. Performance Appraisal Suggest performance guidelines that would balance organizational goals and individual needs, and which would reflect the cultural and legal situation. 4. Compensation Determine suggested wages and salary levels for various job positions based on company and country factors. Propose an employee benefits package based on economic and cultural factors. Requirements: Write a 4 page paper in APA format. Make sure to cite any sources used in the research.