Select, research, and answer ONE of the following questions for this week’s discussion forum. Do provide complete references in the APA format for all of your sources. DQ responses are due to be posted on the discussion forum before Wednesday evenings; quality answers for each question is expected to have a length of approximately 250 words or more.
Describe the employee benefits at your organization or another reported in media. What changes would you like to see made and why?
Describe in detail the sick time policy at your company? Include details such as how many days per year are allocated to sick time? Do extra days carry over to the next year? Are employees ever compensated in any way for not using their sick time? How does the current sick time policy effect employee behavior? (For example, for companies that pay a bonus at the end of the year for perfect attendance, this policy may encourage people to come to work sick. The consequence of this might be that they get more ill or infect other people.)
Based on data, facts, and/or your experience, do non-American firms have better benefit packages for their employees? Cite examples and explain why American firms should offer similar benefits.
Discuss a valuable topic, concept or theory that you reflected upon in the week’s assigned readings that is not mentioned above. Tell us the interesting topic from the assigned reading, what is it all about, what is the valuable element or learning point, and/or how we can make good use of it.