1.The lack of assistance provided by
Johnson & Johnson in helping interns locate adequate housing for their
short-term job assignments has generally caused dissatisfaction among
The importance of considering different solutions for this problem.
Rent expense costs for interns must remain at a reasonable level below
their monthly wage rate wh~e on their assignment.
Any costs incurred by Johnson & Johnson in establishing some form
of a housing program should create definitive value or rewards for the company
in some way.
Amount of time required of students in locating housing for their
internship assignments. This includes research, travel, etc.
Amount of time required of company employees in assisting students with
May include improved views toward company.. better intern to employee
relations. increased satisfaction with living situations, etc. (Additional
add-ins from each alternative.)
a. Company pays interns a general moving
expense and provides interns with information on apartments in the area as
b. Company brings interns together at
areas of work and shows possible housing options, in addition to paying a
general moving expense.
c. Company assembles a group of
employees to handle 'intern relations.' This includes finding adequate housing
for interns through a corporate lease. The residence is simply passed from
prior to future interns as necessary. Can bring interns together at work site
Evaluation of Potential Solutions and Results
1.Cost- Relatively small for the company. Creates potential high rent situations for interns who are unfamiliar with area or simply don't have time to perform an extensive apartment search. Also, interns will only be able to use a portion of expense given due to taxes.
2. Time Involvement- Relatively small for the company. Students could have to take significant time though finding adequate housing.
3.External Benefits- For company it is a quick and easy way of dealing with this issue. Not many benefits for interns though.
1. Cost- Company incurs lodging and food costs for interns for one weekend. Also, will have to pay participating employees for their time. There is essentially no cost for the interns.
2. Time Involvement- Both students and company employees will have to give up one weekend of their time.
3. External Benefits- Provides chance for interns to know each other before making living arrangements together. Allows for intern and employee interaction and familiarizes interns with the area.
1.Cost- Highest cost among the options for the company, but tax breaks do exist. Probably provides interns the highest amount of security against being "ripped off" because company can get a reduced rate for the large volume of business.
2. Time Involvement- Large initial time commitment for company, but once arrangements are established things should run smoothly. Very little time involvement required by interns.
3. External Benefits- Interns respect company's responsibility to its employees, increased satisfaction with living arrangements, more manageable rent expenses, no worry among interns about carryover periods for leases, company's internships become more attractive among college students.
will recommend that Johnson & Johnson purchases an apartment for interns
through a corporate lease.
a. Summary of report's findings and recommendations
b. Reiterate benefits of my recommendations