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1.HR planoNumber of employeesoJob descriptions: duties and responsibilities for each type of employeeoJob specifications: needed skills, knowledge, and abilities2.Recruitment of qualified employeesoRecruitment plan: how and where to find candidatesoSelection process: steps taken to select employees3.Developing employeesoNew-employee orientationoTraining and development4.Compensation and benefitsoWages, salaries, and incentive programsoBenefits5.Work/Life quality
oWork schedules and alternative work arrangementsoFamily-friendly programs6.Performance appraisaloAppraisal processoRetaining valuable employeesYou might want to divide up the initial work, but you’ll need to regroup as a team to make your final decisions on these issues and to create a team-prepared report.THE GLOBAL VIEW (AACSB)Sending Ed to ChinaYou’re the HR manager for a large environmental consulting firm that just started doing business in China. You’ve asked your top engineer, Ed Deardon, to relocate to Shanghai for a year. Though China will be new to Deardon, working overseas won’t be; he’s already completed assignments in the Philippines and Thailand; as before, his wife and three children will be going with him.You’ve promised Deardon some advice on adapting to living and working conditions in Shanghai, and you intend to focus on the kinds of cultural differences that tend to create problems in international business dealings. Unfortunately, you personally know absolutely nothing about living in China and so must do some online research. Here are some promising sites:•Executive Planet ()•China Window ()•Los Angeles Chinese Learning Center ()InstructionsPrepare a written report to Deardon in which you identify and explain five or six cultural differences between business behavior in the United States and China, and offer some advice on how to deal with them.