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:
1. Analyze the practice of companies offering their own products to enhance the total compensation of its employees.
2. 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?
3. Make recommendations regarding an expansion of the benefits programs offered at Makey’s. Justify your recommendations with outside sources.
Use at least 3 library 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).