Structural Requirements for Week 6 Critical Thinking Assignments

Structural Requirements for Week 6 Critical Thinking Assignments

Instructions for Assignment Choice #1- Case 10.1 Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness. Well, on Second Thought .

If you choose this assignment, you are to write a minimum of 2 full pages (double spaced with Times New Roman size 12 font with 1 inch margins) not including title sheet and references. 5 pages is the maximum. You are required to organize your paper into the following 5 section headers in order:

Section 1- Case Summary (<- Use this section header)- Briefly describe the facts of the case.

Section 2- Role of Money (<- Use this section header)- What do you think is the role of money as a determinant of a person’s satisfaction at work and with life in general? Should organizations worry about this issue? Explain.

Section 3- Financial Incentives (<- Use this section header)- As discussed in this chapter, firms vary widely on the extent to which they emphasize money as an incentive. Do you think an emphasis on financial incentives is good or bad? Explain.

Section 4- Trends (<- Use this section header)- For the past 90 years or so, job evaluation as a compensation tool has been designed to assess the value of each job rather than to evaluate the person doing the job, prompting a relatively flat pay schedule for all incumbents in a particular position. Some HR experts believe that the emerging trend is for pay inequality to become “normal.” Employers are using variable pay to lavish financial resources on their most prized employees, creating a kind of corporate star system. “How do you communicate to a workforce that isn’t created equally? How do you treat a workforce in which everyone has a different deal?” asks Jay Schuster of Los Angeles– based compensation consultants Schuster- Zingheim & Associates, Inc. If you were asked these questions, how would you answer them? Given the issues just discussed in this case, what effect do you think this trend toward greater pay inequality will have on employees’ satisfaction with their pay, their job, and life in general? Explain.

Section 5- Key Learnings (<- Use this section header)- Elaborate on two key learnings from the case related to employee benefits, legal implications, and cost-containment strategies. Be sure to clearly state the two key learnings and defend them in well-organized, scholarly responses.

Section 6- References (<- Use this section header)- You provide the full citations for 2 credible sources according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. You also incorporated these 2 references internally appropriately.

Instructions for Assignment Choice 2- HR and Organizations

If you choose this activity, you are to effectively demonstrate your knowledge of the roles, functions, and competencies required in organizations, you must synthesize content from the reading assignments and module content. In general, the amount of content in this module can be summarized with 15 slides maximum (excluding references and title page). In the PowerPoint, you must, at minimum have the following sections clearly labeled in order:

Section 1- Current Trends in Employee Benefits Programs ( Use this section header on the slide). What are most popular benefits today? How are experts predicting benefits programs will change in the future? Why?

Section 2- Legal Implications of Benefits ( Use this section header on the slide)- What laws regulate benefits? Name and define them. Why is it important for the organization to adhere to the law?

Section 3- Cost Containment Strategies ( Use this section header on the slide)- In this section describe several ways employers are trying to reduce the cost of benefits to the organization without running afoul of regulations.

Section 4- References ( Use this section header on the slide)- Please support your observations and opinions with citations from 2-3 credible sources documented according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.


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