Management Question

Management Question

1. Writing a reflection paper about the presentation (Kian Boloori). The format should be as follows:

  • Paragraph 1: This is a summary paragraph where you describe the presenter and write a short summary of the main areas of their presentation.
  • Paragraph 2: Write about three takeaways from this presentation. What was interesting or memorable in the presentation? What advice will you take with you and apply? Provide sufficient detail about what they said and how you plan to apply the information or why you thought it was interesting.
  • Paragraph 3: Write a thank you note for our presenter’s time. If you have any suggestions on how they could improve their presentation, write it here in a respectful way. Be aware that I will be sharing some of your papers with the presenter, so if you plan to connect with them on LinkedIn, do an especially good job.
  • Expected length is 2/3rd a page, single-spaced.

Speaker profile:

Kian Boloori is the Director of Compensation at Assembly, a leading software solution company that helps merchants navigate their eCommerce journeys. He’s been a Compensation professional for over 9 years and has designed base pay programs, job infrastructures, and stock equity plans from scratch for several companies. Kian is also the President of the Orange County Compensation and Benefits Association and is the co-instructor of one of the organization’s signature programs—”Compensation 101 for the HR Professional.”

Kian has his BA in History from UCLA and his MBA from UC Irvine.


2. Career Plan Activity (Base on Career Plan)

Map out your intended career plan through retirement. List your life priority (career, family, balance), target job + salary estimate, timetable to achieve, and preparation/ development needed. The focus is on what skills/experience you need to get to prepare yourself for the next job.

For example: Priority: career advancement

HR analyst ($45-60K)

1-3 years from now

Finish MBA, obtain at least 1 HR-related internship, join the MBA student association or a professional organization related to your career.

  • There are examples on BeachBoard to follow
  • You can use bullet points and bold sections to make the information easy to locate
  • Use feedback from your previous performance appraisals

3. Discussion post: Topics: Training, Performance Management (Chapter 11: Compensation – Powerpoint file)

Discussion should be an analysis of either a topic discussed in the lecture for that week and/or of one of the readings from that week. Discussion should be thoughtful and 1- 2 paragraphs long, only 120 – 200 words. You are encouraged to apply the material to an HR-related problem you’ve experienced or managed at work.

Thank you.


Answer preview

The presenter’s name is Kian Boloori. He is the director of Compensation at Assemble, a leading software solution organization helping merchants successfully navigate their e-Commerce journeys. Kian has worked as a compensation professional for over 9 years, designing base pay programs, stock equity plans, and job infrastructures for numerous clients. He also serves as the president of the Orange County Compensation and Benefits Association. Kian is also a co-instructor of one of the organization’s signature programs, “Compensation 101 for the HR professional. He has a BA in history from UCLA and an MBA from UC Irvine. Some of the areas covered in his presentation include recent seismic shifts in compensation, such as pay equity, how a compensation professional serves as an advocate for employees and the organization, corporate functions of HR, and using compensation as a strategic objective.

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