Robust Routers Job Offer Negotiation

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In the simulation involving a negotiation over a job offer at Robust Routers, I played the role of the human resource director; Leigh Bultema, and my partner played the role of Joe Tech; the recent MBA graduate seeking permanent employment with the technology company. Joe is not in agreement with the terms of the original offer and would like to negotiate the terms of certain issues within the bargaining mix. One key issue Joe is negotiating is the relocation to Robust Routers headquarters in Silicon Valley, California. He would rather remain in Nashville, Tennessee and become a telecommuter. Other issues within the bargaining mix include the annual salary, signing bonus, and stock options. In this negotiation, a variety of …show more content…
Since relocation was an important issue, I set my resistance point to $7,000 for the relocation bonus as a sweetener if needed during the closing process (Lewicki, Barry, & Saunders, 2011).
Collaborative Bargaining The negotiation between Joe and Leigh had elements of distributive bargaining, but their relationship and the outcome of the negotiation were important to both parties, thus, this negotiation also had collaborative bargaining characteristics (Lewicki, Barry, & Saunders, 2010). When using this strategy, the objective is to maximize your outcome on the substantive issues while enhancing the quality of the relationship with the other party (Lewicki, Barry, & Saunders, 2011). In a job offer negotiation between two familiar parties, it is important to find a mutually satisfying solution to also enhance business performance.
Settled Upon Agreement An agreement was reached on the negotiation for a job offer at Robust Routers, and assuming the role of the human resources manager, I was satisfied with the outcome of the negotiation. The final offer excepted by Joe Tech consisted of the following terms: $95,000 annual salary to be paid bi-weekly, 1,000 stock options plus another 1,000 stock options over the three year vesting period in addition to the 500 incentive options granted on each employment anniversary, $5,000 signing bonus, and $5,000 moving expenses. I am satisfied with this agreement because the agreed