With a degree from these types of colleges a graduate usually will make their way into upper echelon of the United States workforce. However, Asian Americans only hold less than two percent of top corporate jobs. The average income of an Asian American in the year of 2009 was approximately $68,780, which is the highest among all race groups. However, the poverty rate of Asians in 2009 was up to 12.5 percent from 10.6 percent in 2007. Researchers, supported by Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer and Time Warner, conducted 2,952 surveys of working-aged men and women and gathered qualitative and quantitative data to conclude that many Asian-Americans, whether immigrant or native born, find it hard to "fit in" the upper management ranks.
These higher-level groups of employees are full-time with healthcare benefits provided by the company. The other 800 employees are part-time, working up to 28 hours per week and are not offered healthcare benefits. Issue/Problem Identification: X-tra Kleen provides the highest part-time wages in the industry, $9.10 per hour, flexible schedules, and a family and team atmosphere. X-tra Kleen does not require employees to have any skill or previous experience as they provide a comprehensive training program and career long classes for those seeking to move into leadership or technical roles. In spite of this, they have a hard time retaining employees.
They defined part-time employment as between 1 and 32 hours of work per week. This research demonstrated that mothers working part-time reported themselves to be less depressed than stay-at-home mothers in their children’s early years and to have less work-related conflict than those working full time. Also, the psychologist, Bennett (2007) explained in her book The Feminine Mistake that working mothers have better physical and emotional health, and higher self-esteem than unemployed mothers. In general, the results of different studies indicate that employed mothers spend less time with their infants and preschoolers than unemployed mothers. However, this effect diminishes with maternal education and with the age of child.
Issues The issue in this case is the problem of high turnover at the Telesouth company. Currently, Telesouth employs approximately 400 people. Over 200 of those employees were recruited since 2005, and of those recruited since 2005, sixty percent were under age thirty and for many of them Telesouth was their first employer. Telesouth’s approach to the HRM areas involves a three step process, including Recruitment/Selection, Induction/Orientation, and finally Socialization. Employees surveyed had a high regard for the Recruitment/Selection and Induction/Orientation steps to the HRM Approach, but felt somewhat slighted during the Socialization process, claiming that “managers were so busy doing their own jobs that they could not deal with the individual concerns of new employees.” Despite their threefold process, Telesouth currently suffers a high turnover rate, estimating, at minimum, the cost of turnover at $20,000 per person.
The sample was taken from recent business school graduates over the course of 4 years with a respondent rate of 78 percent, 80 percent of women and 76 percent of men. The study focused on those working in the UK and would be paid in sterling. In addition, any perceived characteristics that could influence the pay gap were identified such as marital status and age. Race was also included to consider any non-white women included in the sample. Educational performance, experience and job sector of work were included as well but had no significant impact on the results as most graduates entered the similar job fields.
Not only do Americans work more hours but also they get the least amount of vacation. “They put us Americans at 1,841 “average” hours a year and the Germans at 1,473 hours in 2000 – and then put us at 1,804 hours a year and the Germans at 1,436 hours in 2006” (New York Times). That means that Americans work a total of 368 more hours than Germans in 2000, and exactly the same in 2006. There has been a decrease in hours worked in America, but we are still working more than Germans. 368 hours turns into fifteen and one third days.
Herman Miller: A Case of Reinvention and Renewal Herman Miller Furniture Company was one of four organizations and the only non-high technology company named as one of the “100 best companies to work for” and “Most Admired companies,” in Fortune magazine. It was also one of the “Most Innovative Companies” in Fast Companies magazine in both 2008 and 2010. It had approximately 278 applicants for every job opening in 2010. The company promotes within and considers the employee’s as vice presidents. Herman Miller top executive salaries were not more than 20 times the average wage of the line worker.
While not all American families have a work schedule as hectic as my aunt’s and her husband’s, many Americans are overworked. In fact, “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 499 more hours per year than French workers” (Miller). As a culture, we put a lot more emphasis on work and productivity than we do on relaxation and pleasure. As individuals, our worth is often measured in terms of how productive we are and how high we are able to climb in rank over the course of our careers. People do not usually ask working adults questions like “how much fun did you have yesterday?” Instead, they ask questions like “Did you finish the proposal yet?” and “When will you be finished organizing the meeting?” We often forget how important it is to do things like taking care of our health and spending time with our families in the midst of all this pressure to perform well in the workplace.
However, by 1990 almost 70% of senior citizens (age over 65) lived alone. There was also a big rise in “empty nest” households, with elderly couples no longer having “resident” children of any age (Klein). Klein also mentions that the factors influencing these trends everywhere in the modern industrial world seem to be the same; late marriages, women increasing their participation in the workforce, thus having higher incomes, and changing beliefs in the importance and necessity of marriage. All these facts showed us the American family has changed a lot. The trend of having a perfect family is taught to us through many different perceptions.
It rose 4 more in the 90s, and in the next decade it grew even more quickly (Schneider). The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released a fact sheet, and a woman in the America is still only likely to make 77 cents per dollar that a man makes. This is about the same rate as a decade ago. This is even due to the fact that women have risen in education to out-do men. The wage gap has remained not because men's wages have been booming.