HRA562 Full Course (July 2019) (No Module 8 Project)

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 1 Discussion

In this module, we have been studying how a compensation strategy can be designed to support organizational goals by providing intrinsic and extrinsic rewards for job performance. Describe, compare, and contrast the two dimensions of extrinsic compensation (monetary and non-monetary rewards), and describe other factors that influence rates of pay for similar work in different organizations.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 2 Discussion

Some people argue that there is too much government intervention, whereas others say there is not enough. Based on the presentation of laws in this chapter, do you think there is too little or too much government intervention? Explain your answer (discussion question #5 from the Martocchio text, p. 46).

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 3 Discussion

Read the case study, “Appraising Performance at Precision” on page 74 of Strategic Compensation. Post your answers to both questions.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 4 Discussion

Read the case study, “Internal Consistency at Customers First” on page 143 of Strategic Compensation. Post your answer to the three questions. Be sure to include the role of compensable factors at Customer First in your response, and explain how Saint Leo’s core value of excellence applies.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 5 Discussion

Question taken from Martocchio text, page 168.

You are a compensation analyst for Worry-Not Insurance Company, which is located in Hartford, Connecticut. Define the relevant labor market for insurance claims adjusters and for data entry clerks, explaining the rationale for your definitions.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 6 Discussion

Discuss your views about whether discretionary employee benefits should be an entitlement or something earned based on performance.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 7 Discussion

Chapter 16 presents four important issues that will shape every organization’s compensation philosophy in some way or another: Fallout from the “Great Recession,” Rising Wages in China, Challenges in Health Care Reform, and Workforce Demographic Shifts. Which of these issues will have the greatest impact on your organization’s approach to compensation? Why? (Adapted from discussion question #1 on page 354.)

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 8 Discussion

Do you feel that executive level compensation and incentive packages are excessive? Which components of a standard executive compensation package do you feel should be eliminated during an economic down turn? Explain how Saint Leo’s core value of respect plays out in determining executive compensation. Frame your response in light of the three levels of equity presented in the AVP and at least two (2) scholarly sources you selected and reviewed. (Adapted from question #3 on page 276.)

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 1 Applied Assignment 1

Analyze the Case Study for Competitive Strategy at Sportsman Shoes on page 21 of your textbook. Prepare a paper answering the following questions:

Following Sportsman’s shift in competitive strategy, what are some considerations for the company’s human resource management practices?

What kind of challenges do you think that Sportsman’s faces specifically in the area of compensation?

Support your analysis with at least two recent scholarly sources to substantiate your insights.

The analysis should be presented in APA format.

The analysis should be 3-5 pages in length, excluding the title page, abstract and references.

The “Applied Assignments Scoring Rubric” can be found in Doc Sharing.

Submit this assignment to the Assignment box no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This Assignment box basket is linked to Turnitin.)

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 2 Applied Assignment 2

Analyze the Case Study for Exempt or non-exempt on page 47 of your textbook. Prepare a paper answering the following questions:

Why did Amy classify the shift leaders as exampt? Are there any advantages to Jones Department Store to having the shift leaders classified as exempt?

Do you think that the shift leaders are properly classified as exempt? Why or why not?

What are some factors that Amy should consider when determining whether shift leaders are exempt or non-exempt?

Support your analysis with at least two recent scholarly sources to substantiate your insights.

The analysis should be presented in APA format.

The analysis should be 3-5 pages in length, excluding the title page, abstract and references.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 3 Applied Assignment 3

Prepare a paper that explains the strategic differences between pay for performance and pay for knowledge systems. Include an analysis of how various pay plans used for teams align with pay for performance and pay for knowledge systems.

The paper should be presented in an APA format.

The paper should be 4-6 pages in length, excluding the title page and reference list.

The Applied Assignments Scoring Rubric can be found in Doc Sharing.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 5 Applied Assignment 4

Prepare a paper that presents the 5-step process for constructing a pay structure. The paper should present the steps in chronological order and explain the main objective of each step, as well as describe the key considerations of each. Use at least two recent articles (not older than 5 years) to inform your work in addition to the Martochhio textbook.

The analysis should be presented in an APA format.

The analysis should be 4-5 pages in length, excluding the title page and reference list.

The “Applied Assignments Scoring Rubric” can be found in Doc Sharing.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 6 Applied Assignment 5

Imagine you are designing an incentive plan for your organization’s (or an organization of your choice) middle managers. Create both short-term and long-term incentives, explaining why you feel they will be motivating to middle-managers. Why does this group require separate consideration?

The analysis should be presented in an APA format.

The analysis should be 3-4 pages in length, excluding the title page and reference list.

The “Applied Assignments Scoring Rubric” can be found in Doc Sharing.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 8 Applied Assignment 6

Read the North American Expansion for Threads Apparel case study on page 338-339 in the Martocchio text, and then prepare a 2-3 page paper that presents your analysis of the case by answering both questions. APA is not required for this paper.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 3 Labor Legislation Presentation

Review all of the Labor Legislation Presentations posted in this forum. Select one (1) and respond to that classmate by asking one question about the legislation that will deepen your understanding of its background, its implications for your industry, or the future of the legislation. Be sure your question is open-ended so that your classmate will be able to provide a substantive response. Selection of a presentation to respond to is on a first-come, first-served basis. You may not respond to a presentation that has already received comments from another student. Reply to the question asked about your presentation.

HRA 562 Compensation Strategic Persp

Module 8 Compensation Project

Compensation Policy

You’ve developed a compensation strategy for your organization. Great! Now, you can answer the compensation policy questions from this potential employee? Click on the question marks to see his questions.

Is the pay increase based on performance

What are the eligibility requirements for vacation and personal leave

What are the criteria for promotions

What are the eligibility requirements for the 401k plan

Is performance-based pay in addition to cost of living increases

When is the first pay increase possible

What are the opportunities for advancement

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