HRM 210 Project Penn Foster Exam 41200800
Total compensation is determined by looking at many different factors of a job. These factors can lead to a wide variety of compensation packages for different jobs. Looking at different compensation packages will help you to understand why different
jobs have different levels of total compensation.
Obtain a recent copy of the Sunday newspaper for a large city
in the United States. (
Some of the major metropolitan newspapers can be found in libraries and bookstores all over the country.) Use the job postings to write an essay in which
you complete the tasks and answer the questions below:
1. List three positions where wages are paid in terms of an
annual salary. Why do these positions pay a salary
instead of an hourly wage?
2. List three positions where wages are paid in terms of an
hourly rate. Why do these positions pay an hourly rate
instead of a salary?
3. Which law regulates the determination of the form of
compensation? What are the legal requirements for a
position that pays a salary? Why do you think this law
4. List three positions where wages are paid in another
form besides salary or hourly. What are the other forms
of compensation? Why do you think these specific
methods have been chosen? How are these methods of
compensation more or less effective that hourly or salary
Your completed research assignment will consist of an essay
with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion and a Works
This project is designed to make you analyze the different
factors that help to determine total compensation. You’ll
accomplish this by reading about different jobs and different
1. Complete the assigned tasks and answer the questions
in the form of one essay with an introduction, a body,
and a conclusion.
2 Type your submission, double-spaced, in a standard print
font, size 12. Use a standard document format with one-
inch margins. (Do
use any fancy or cursive fonts.)
3. Include the following information at the top of your paper:
a. Name and address
b. Student number
c. Course title and number
(Compensation Management, HRM 210)
d. Research assignment number (41200800)
4. Read the assignment carefully and answer each question.
5. Be specific. Limit your submission to the questions
asked and issues mentioned.
6. Incorporate and properly reference the sources of
obtained from your assignment, as well as
from any other sources of information that you deem
relevant. To cite your sources, please follow this procedure:
a. Use in-text citations to indicate references to infor-
mation from outside sources. Include the author’s
name and the relevant page number(s) in parentheses.
Here’s an example: Human beings have been described
as “symbol-using animals” (Burke 3).
b. At the end of your paper, include a Works Cited page,
listing all of the sources you’ve consulted. Use either
MLA or APA format for this page. For information on
how to prepare this page, go to the Penn Foster Library
and click on
Guidebooks and Tips
in the main menu.
7. Remember that this is a college course, and your work in
all respects should reflect college-level skills. Proofread your
work at least twice and pay careful attention to spelling,
grammar, punctuation, and typographical errors.
Your assignment grade will be based on the following criteria:
Written Communication: 20%
Provides clear answers to the assigned question(s)
Answers the question(s) in essay form and complete sentences
Supports his or her opinion by citing specific information
from the assigned websites and other references used
Stays focused on the assigned issues
Writes in his or her own words and uses quotation marks
to indicate direct quotations
Includes an introductory paragraph, a body, and a
concluding paragraph in his or her essay
Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and
Provides clear organization by using words like
however, on the other hand, and so on, consequently,