Weyco may be one of the only large companies in the country that can boast not only a smoke-free workplace, but a smoke-free workforce. Achieving that status, however, didn't come without a lot of effort—and controversy. Howard Weyers, the founder and CEO of the Michigan-based health-benefits-management company, attracted a l
While attending Santa Clara University, Ginny Erickson had a sales internship with a large radio corporation. Her job focused on selling advertising to untapped resources around the Bay Area. To find new business, she was advised to look for small, local companies that hadn't thought of advertising on the radio. The company's in
From the e-Activity, assess how underrepresented workers can be leveraged into any organization's human resource strategy. Then, discuss how this links to the organization's overall business strategy. Determine two uses for the information on this Website and how they could be integrated into your organization's human resource
Reply to the following post: Employee compensation includes both direct financial payments and indirect financial statements. Many different factors contribute to employee satisfaction besides compensation; enjoyable, interesting, challenging work; a positive work environment and a positive work environment and competitive be
Reply to the following post: When a company makes the decision to go international, they will need to transfer some of their employees to the new location. Transferring an employee overseas is a huge step for both the employee and the employer, and with that comes several things for both parties to consider. First is the issu
Compensation programs Can you help with NOTES and IDEAS AND RESEARCH? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Inform management on the importance of strategic objectives and total compensation. Include five strategic objectives for a corporation. Analyze how an effective compensation program will support the accomplishment of
The compensation program must be designed well to protect both employers and employees. If performance measurements are sloppy or ill-defined, a strong performance may go unrewarded, while a weak performance may go unnoticed. In this assignment, you will consider how to implement each form of performance-based pay. Write a p
You are Vice President of Human Resources for a small high technology hardware and software firm. Your company has just won two substantial contracts and you have been directed to improve your company's rather paltry Employee Benefits program in order to attract and retain the quality employees necessary to complete the governme
Respond to the following post: As Head of Human Resources of a major company and the organization is moving into international operations, some of the important issues that would have to be addressed before moving forward will be the following: 1) The pay would be first, depending on where the company decides to go you hav
Reply to the following post: In defining what fair compensation is for my employer, I would begin by recommending to my organization the four forms of equity: external, internal, individual, and procedural (Dressler, p.353). Understanding these concepts are an important first step to understanding what fair compensation actu
GOOD OLD ACME MANUFACTURING In almost any organization there will be concerns about whether all employees are being paid "fairly". The term most widely associated with this issue is equity. What does equity theory tell us about compensation in an organization? How many different types of equity do we typically refer to?
Much has been written about "fair" compensation. However, there is not a consensus on what is "fair" -- how it's defined and how it should be determined. For this discussion, I would like us to consider this issue. How should we define "fair" compensation? What tests/procedures would you recommend to an organization to determine
Respond to the following: What are the factors that would make you most likely to quit a job? 1. Poor Benefits Package (ie, medical/dental, 401K) 2. Low wages and compensation. 3. Poor Management and Company Policies. 4. Unstable work schedules. 5. Unpleasant work environment. Is the relationship between your pay an
Respond to the following: After my enlistment in the military and the continuous separation from my children, I would have to say any job or profession that required me to be away from my family would be a factor that would make me quit a job. Upon separating from the military, my daughter was 6 years old, well due to deploym
The appraisal performance process according to Dessler (2013) involves "setting work standards, assessing the employee's actual performance relative to those standards, and providing feedback to the employee with the aim of helping him or her to eliminate performance deficiencies or to continue to perform above par. Managers mus
Respond to the following: Annual performance appraisals enable management and monitoring of standards, agreeing expectations and objectives, and delegation of responsibilities and tasks. Staff performance appraisals also establish individual training needs and enable organizational training needs analysis and planning" (Chapm
Review the components contained in 'A Pay Model' assessing the objectives, techniques, and policy components of the Pay Model. Based on your own experiences in the workplace, analyze how these three major components are linked together to establish the total compensation program . Evaluate the effect of these relationships on t
The impact of the computer and related technology on the human resource function over the last 25 years has been dramatic, and in many ways, revolutionary. There has hardly been an aspect that has not undergone significant change. WEBSITE ANALYSIS: Find and report on at least four websites that relate to performance manageme
Performance Appraisal and Management Linking individual performance to organizational success is a difficult task in the simplest of environments. It is, however, an extremely important piece of the HR puzzle; especially when the context is global. Employees are able to improve their performance and develop their KSAs (knowled
Human resource management function has gained more strategic level importance for organizations during recent years. As a result, the HR practices of an organization could be evaluated in order to determine how they contribute toward the strategic business objectives, including financial performance. Do you feel that these evalu
Three Landmark pieces of legislation enacted within the last forty years are ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA. Discuss the motivation for the enactment of these pieces of legislation and the major provisions of each law.
1. In you own words summarize the process for learner anaylysis 2. Explain why needs assesment is necessary, and who should participate in the process. 3. You have just been assigned as your organization's training manager and must conduct a new assesment for the new project. Describe the method you would use. 4. Discus
Reply to the following: A brand extension is when a firm uses an established brand to introduce a new product. There are two main advantages. 1.They can facilitate new product acceptance 2.They can provide positive feedback to the parent brand and company (Keller & Kotler, 2012, p.264-265) Example: Promoter Michael J
Respond to the following: One thing these students might have in common is that they are fresh out of college and hold multiple degrees. However, they come from entirely different backgrounds. From personal experience, I believe that every employee should attend a Diversity Training. I attended a Diversity Training in my prev
Reply to the following: • New Associate Sales School, which features comprehensive training sessions for new sales associates • Ongoing training about new products, services, and technology led by experienced trainers in a classroom setting and in the field • Coaching and mentoring from sales managers and veteran asso
Reply to the following: I am a department career counsellor for a department of 392 enlisted personnel. It is my responsibility to track each of these individuals and to ensure that they are submitting career related paperwork correctly and in a timely fashion. Additionally, I am responsible for ensuring they receive their mo
Absenteeism is defined as a tendency to be away from work or school without a good reason: the practice or habit of being absent from work or school (merriam-webster contributors, 2014). One of the most prevalent issues that plaguing my current workplace, is the absence of employees. I work in an office that has military and civ
You are the Manager of Sales Training for AFLAC. Every year your firm hires a large number of entry-level sales personnel, fresh off of college campuses. These new hires come with a variety of backgrounds, have a variety of different degrees, and have very little in common with one another in terms of demographic characteristi
Examine the effects of absenteeism in a workplace. Discuss how employees who are excessively absent have a detrimental effect on the workplace. Also discuss the type of training program you would devise and implement to deal with this issue. Please cite and list any references used.
Have you ever worked at a company where you have received recognition for your contributions? Was the recognition one that you appreciated or did it fall flat?