Discussion on Employee Benefits
Each week you will participate in the class discussion. You are required to post at least 3 times on 3 separate days. One post will be your response to the discussion topic and your second two posts will be responses to your classmates or instructor. Three posts are a minimum number of posts, so you are encouraged to participate more often and improve your grades…
Week Three: Let’s Discuss! EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
A growing proportion of the compensation employees receive is not provided in the paycheck. Rather, it is paid in the form of benefits that employers increasingly must offer to compete in the labor market or to satisfy union demands or legal requirements. In order to emphasize that these benefits constitute a significant part of the compensation employees are paid; employers increasingly are using the term “total compensation.” Different types of employee benefits entail different problems and costs.
Safety and health programs have continued to receive employer attention since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). For several reasons discussed in the text, employers have intensified their efforts to create safe work environments. Similarly, they have developed programs to reduce health hazards on the job. Many employees have instituted programs for building better health and for providing assistance to employees. They have developed stress-management programs to teach employees how to minimize the negative effects of job-related stress.
Question: Many organizations are concerned about the rising cost of employee benefits and question their value to the organization and to employees.
- In your opinion, what benefits are of the greatest value to employees? To the organization? Why?
- What can management do to increase the value to the organization of the benefits provided to employees?
Please read the relevant chapters from your text before attempting to respond to the above.You must make a minimum of three postings on three separate days. Your posts should be intuitive and thoughtful. Your first post will be your answer to my question and the others will be replies to your classmates and me. These responses to other posts should also be well-written and intelligent. The week closes on Sunday at 11:59 PM. There is no discretion on these discussions.This means you cannot get an extension on the discussions…. Please support your points with in-text citations and include a reference list. EACH POST SHOULD BE AT LEAST one PARAGRAPH IN LENGTH ( at least 150 words)