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  BUS 434 Week 1 DQ 1 (Employee

Satisfaction) BUS 434 Week 1 DQ 2 (Global

Wage Rates) BUS 434 Week 1 Quiz BUS 434 Week 2 DQ 1

(Compensation System) BUS 434 Week 2 DQ 2 (Job

Descriptions) BUS 434 Week 2 Quiz BUS 434 Week 3 DQ 1 (Job

Evaluation Methods) BUS 434 Week 3 DQ 2 (Survey



"Employee satisfaction relates directly to income obtained from work performed and the lifestyle opportunities made available to the workers and their families from this work-related income." Elaborate on the link between work-related income and employee satisfaction in today's workplace


BUS 434 Week 1 DQ 1 (Employee Satisfaction)

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  Wage rates in the United States are

higher than similarly skilled workers in other countries such as China, Mexico and India. Consequently, many U.S. businesses have outsourced their manufacturing andproduction needs to take advantage of these lower wage rates. Discuss how, working collaboratively, the federal government and U.S. businesses can modify employee compensation packages to become more globally competitive.


  1. Question : All but

which one of the following conditions will influence jobs and job-related opportunities in the future?

2. Question : Which of the following is a noncompensation benefit rather than a compensation benefit?

3. Question : An organization designs and implements a reward system to

4. Question : Claims on goods and services made available and paid for either totally or in some percentage by the employer are

BUS 434 Week 1 Quiz

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 A basic premise of a

market-based economy is that each individual has the opportunity – through education, experience, hard, work, etc. – to improve his or her job earning potential. As a result, some employees may enjoy greater earnings than their colleagues. Assess how anorganization can create a fair,

 Today, there is

considerable debate whether job descriptions should be broader and more generic, versus narrow and more specific. Distinguish between the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and which you see as the more preferable approach.

BUS 434 Week 2 DQ 2 (Job Descriptions)

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  1. Question : An

organization's _____________ describes in broad or general value-laden terms what the organization wishes to accomplish in the long term—the kind of product it intends to provide and how it intends to provide it.

2. Question : Which one of the following jobs is not exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements outlined by the FLSA?

3. Question : The 1935 National Labor Relations

  The most effective

compensation strategy is one that develops a clear link between:

Work that an employee is expected to perform (typically detailed in the job description);

Work that the employee performed (typically detailed in a performance evaluation);

and, finally, pay provided to each employee

BUS 434 Week 3 Assignment Employee Relations Manager Paper

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  There are two general types

of job evaluation methods: those that investigate the job as a whole and those that investigate the job from a variety of components. Choosing one job evaluation method, examine how that method would be the preferable approach to attain comparable worth throughout the organization, and where it would not be the preferable approach.

 Surveys are an

important tool to assess the competitive forces in the marketplace regarding pay practices. The most critical step in the survey process is obtaining the proper job match. For an organization you are familiar with, identify a position that would be the match

BUS 434 Week 3 DQ 2 (Survey Preparation)

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 1. Question : The

term “going rate” implies that there is

2. Question : In the following array of data, which value is the 9th decile?

3. Question : Many specialists who make extensive use of survey data believe that _______ values provide valuable information for establishing minimum

 Describe the relevance

of performance standards for today's knowledge-directed workers, and how their use will result in a more competitive compensation

BUS 434 Week 4 DQ 1 (Performance Standards)

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 To Compare and

contrast when it would be preferable to motivate employee performance through short-term incentives versus long-term incentives, and vice-versa

  1. Question : The

National Association of Suggestion Systems claims that a dollar spent in rewarding suggestions

will return ______ dollars in improved operations to the organization.

2. Question : The size of a bonus received by an operating manager will quite often be determined by all but which one of the following criteria?

3. Question : Which of the following statements

BUS 434 Week 4 Quiz

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 Construct an argument

supporting your position:

The market trend towards escalating executive compensation reflects the critical importance ofan executive to an organization's long-term viability.


Today's globally competitive business environment has caused many U.S. businesses to reduce thevalue of their employee benefit packages. Examine how an organization can maintain its costly benefit structure while remaining competitive against countries

BUS 434 Week 5 DQ 2 (Benefit Packages)

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 Final PaperAttracting and retaining

the most talented employees is essential for long-term organizational success.  An important component to attracting and retaining such employees is the design and implementation of an effective compensation and benefit system.

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