Feb 24, 2022
If you could have any job in the world, what would you like to be? Why?
Do you think it's fair for your boss to ask you to work overtime for no extra pay? Why or why not?
Which of the following benefits is most important to you in a job and why? A high salary Good working conditions A boss you enjoy working for Co-workers you like Little or no overtime Good opportunities for advancement The opportunity to use the training and skills you have acquired A job near where you live The opportunity to travel Flexible working hours Are there any of these not important to you? Are there any benefits not on the list that you would like to have?
Suppose you are in charge of hiring a new employee for your firm. You have to decide between two persons. One is a person with many years of experience in a company very similar to yours who has only a high school education. The other person is a recent university graduate with a degree in a field closely related to your company's business. Which person would you choose?
Most business in North America compensate their employees according to the "merit principle." Businesses in many other parts of the world have traditionally relied on seniority to determine how much pay and other benefits a worker should receive. Which do you think is the better system? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?