Assignment 1: Compensation Practice Due Week 4 and worth 250 points Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research a publicly traded company for which you would like to work. Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: Briefly describe the company you researched, its compensation strategy, best practices they are applying, and compensation-related challenges they are facing. Analyze how your company applies compensation practice to determine the positive or negative impact to the company and its stakeholders. Examine the ways in which laws, labor unions, and market factors impact the company’s compensation practices. Provide specific examples to support your response. Evaluate the effectiveness of traditional bases for pay at the company you researched. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Analyze how compensation practice can be applied to positively impact an organization and its stakeholders. Examine the ways in which laws, labor unions, and market factors impact companies’ compensation practices. Evaluate the effectiveness of traditional bases for pay (seniority and merit) against incentive-based and person-focused compensation approaches. Use technology and information resources to research issues in compensation management. Write clearly and concisely about compensation management using proper writing mechanics. NOTE: Expectations & Important information for this and future assignments The ideology behind the required assignments is to test yourself, to assess your knowledge, and to serve as a testimonial that you grasped the material. These assignments help you to grow, excel, and succeeded in the future. In order to accomplish this, here are some guidelines to follow: Read the directions/requirements Review the rubric. Have the rubric in front of you while your compost the paper. Check your document for plagiarism- You have access to Safe Assign, a tool to check for similarities (plagiarism). A similarity report is populated shortly after your submit the assignment. I strongly suggest you review/redo the assignment, if the report shows a similarity greater than 20%. This tool is for your benefit, please use it to ensure your submission confirms to Strayer University’s requirements. Most of all this tool will help you avoid violating the Academic Integrity Policy. Read/Review the late submission policy. This link is located under the Student Center Tab, under the Student Course Guide section Familiarize yourself with the following: APA, Paraphrasing, Citing (in-text), Quoting, and Plagiarism Under the Student Center Tab, at the bottom, under Additional sources there are many helpful links that will help you excel in composing, citing, writing and avoiding plagiarism. I am also providing these links for your convenience. APA: Make sure your paper confirms to Strayer Universities’ APA requirements. Setting up document for APA: APA Format Citations-Sixth (6th) Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pbUoNa5tyY APA Referencing: The Basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOEmM5gmTJM APA Reference Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNGHw6Gwt7Q APA Format: In-text Citations, Quotations, and Plagiarism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FrJeRrLYe0 Paraphrasing: Every day when we talk, write, send emails, text, etc., we paraphrase. Yet this word seem to scare everyone. What is Paraphrasing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa00-COrw8Q Paraphrasing-The Basic Steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pbUoNa5tyY Plagiarism: Cheating, Stealing, Scamming, Vandalism, etc., are just some of the many word use to describe/define Plagiarism. The punishable perils of Plagiarism (Melissa Huseman D’Annunzio): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrjoaaIxaJI Plagiarism-A Film by Murdoch University Dubai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lmp3-0UIFM What is Plagiarism? :http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism Quotation, Paraphrase and Summary: What is it? These are the fundamentals ways to improve one’s writing skills. Quote, Paraphrase, Summary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ral3ldBxQxA Paraphrasing, Summarizing and Quoting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imG7qlslxXY Note: The information above will help you to provide quality work. Be advised: I will be checking your submission through Safe Assign, and turnitin (plagiarism checker), if need be. If the similarity index is greater than 20%, and further evaluation indicates that the document is plagiarized, a grade of “zero” will be recorded in the grade book. Furthermore, Student Affairs will be notified of violation of the Academic Integrity policy. If the assignment is deemed to have been Plagiarized, under no circumstances will you have a chance to RE-DO. NO EXCEPTIONS!