Today’s HR professionals are expected to measure the success or failure of HR practices based on the achievement of organizational outcomes. Brand identity, bottom-line profitability, employee job satisfaction, and increased management focus are all outcomes that can be achieved in part through an organization’s total rewards program.
This case examines a fictitious M. K. Makey organization and how it aligns its total rewards programs with its organizational goals and values.
Read the The Makey Case.
You have been asked to write an opinion piece for a local newspaper in which you address the following:
- Analyze the practice of companies offering their own products to enhance the total compensation of its employees.
- Is this a common practice in U.S. organizations? Give real-life examples (employers by name). In your educated opinion, do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not?
- Make recommendations regarding an expansion of the benefits programs offered at Makey’s. Justify your recommendations with outside sources.
Use at least 3 sources &/or module sources to help strengthen and validate your discussion. Also, utilize actual employer examples (stating employers by name) from your readings/research.
Submit your paper by the module due date. Paper length: 3-4 pages (not counting the cover and reference pages).