Question 1: The Nature of Compensation
For our first question, take a moment to think about compensation. What does compensation mean to you as an employee? Talk to your colleagues at your workplace. What do they think about compensation – and how well they are believe they are compensated. Are there issues? Is it really all about money? Is there a psychic component to compensation for you or for them? Conduct brief research and see what experts say is the effect of satisfied employees on a company’s bottom-line.
Question 2: Benefits
Why do employers provide employee benefits, rather than providing all compensation in the form of pay and letting employees purchase the services they want? Of the benefits discussed in chapter 7, list the ones you consider essential- that is, the benefits you would require in any job offer. Why are these benefits important to you?
Question 3: Motivation methods
Locate a contemporary (last 5 years) peer-reviewed journal article on the topic of motivation and engagement and performance management. According to the authors, what methods and procedures are associated with the best employee engagement? Be sure to include your APA reference citations.
Question 4: Gender gap
Explore the website on the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Locate the data that provides information about the status of women in your state, then answer the following three questions providing applicable references. 1)What did you learn? 2)Where does your state rank? 3)What are some tools and resources that the institute offers to help improve women’s economic status?