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

was established?

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

Cited page.


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

compensation levels.

Writing Guidelines

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).

Research Assignment


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.

Grading Criteria

Your assignment grade will be based on the following criteria:

Content: 70%

Written Communication: 20%

Format: 10%


The student

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

Written Communication

The student

Includes an introductory paragraph, a body, and a

concluding paragraph in his or her essay

Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and

sentence structure

Research Assignment


Research Assignment


Provides clear organization by using words like


however, on the other hand, and so on, consequently,

since, next,



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