Read the two prompts and answer the questions.
North American Expansion for Threads Apparel:
Organizations that expand their operations internationally must understand the basic legal requirements as well as norms for pay and benefit in the country where they are doing business. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has increased trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and as a result, more organizations are doing business in one or both of these countries. However, employment practices in Canada and Mexico still differ from the United States and a company entering into one of these countries must understand the labor environment. Answer the questions below. Each answer must be at one full paragraph of elaboration.
What are some labor-related factors that Threads should consider when comparing Mexico and Canada?
What are some labor-related factors that would favor Canada as the location of the new facility? Mexico?
Expatriate Problems at Global Appliance:
There are many human resource management practices that affect the success of international assignments, including the selection and training of expatriates. The design of the compensation package also has a significant effect on the success of international assignments. There must be incentives for employees to take international assignments and also financial risk to the employee should be minimized. In ensuring the success of expatriates, careful attention should be paid to the pay and benefits given to those asked to work in an international assignment. In this case, the human resources director most likely needs to speak with more employees and current expatriates to understand their concerns, but initially examining their compensation program is a good first step. Answer the following questions. Each answer must be at one full paragraph of elaboration.
How can compensation practices affect the willingness of executives at Global Appliance to take international assignments?
What are some aspects of Global Appliance’s compensation practices that Jackson should examine?