Prof. Stewart M.
Marmar Bojnordi | |
Bormans Mathieu | |
Deknock Laura | |
Morimatsu Haruko | |
Pirard Thomas | |
Topic Proposal I: Assessment Centre
Selecting staff based on their abilities is something really difficult in a single individual interview. Nowadays, organizations try to be more scrupulous and do a number of activities after first interviews. These activates are known as Assessment Centers, a selecting process involving various systematic procedures to assess more of candidate’s competencies and their skills into practice over a longer period of time. It can be used for purposes like promotions and training programs as well. Therefore, we can say that it is not just for current situation but also future expected activities of an employee. This kind of assessment pioneered in the United States, but now it is universal. It is capable of being adapted without difficulty, so it can be employed across countries easily. On the other hand, it is a process approach method, so it needs planning, implementing and controlling the set of activities in this process. Our focus is to understand how a company can manage this process to create value for employees as well as capture value for itself. It aims to look into different approaches inside and outside of the United States.
Topic Proposal II: Cross-cultural Gender Compensation Discrimination
It was president Kennedy who promised America to stop this discrimination against women with the Equal Pay Act (1963). This act prohibited “discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.” Yet, it appears that this problem remains relevant, even today. In 2012 women still earned only 82.2 per cent of what men earned. But the gender compensation discrimination cannot be considered as a...