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Adobe’s Family-Friendly Benefits: An Unexpected Backlash1. Do managers like Janis Blancero face a more complicated decision when evaluating the personal requests of employees versus evaluating employees’ individual work performance?2. A. Should Adobe establish a policy for granting flexible work schedules? Explain.According to text, the objectives of benefit programs are improving employee work satisfaction, meeting employee heath and security requirements, attracting and motivating employees, retaining top-performing employees, and maintaining a favorable competitive position. However,there are people who try to get “special privileges” and use the policies. It is obvious that it will have more tasks with less number of workers, so it causes other people to work more to finish some tasks on time. Also, it may encourage other employees to feel the need to have “special privileges”. Therefore, granting flexible work schedules should be regulated. B. If you answered yes, what might that policy contain?3. If you were Janis Blancero, How would you resolve this dilemma? Explain.Blancero cannot accept all time-off requests of her employees because her department is getting busier, due to company’s extension and increased customers demands. Therefore, she needs to evaluate the situations in order to decide priorities. Susan Woolf’s request for extending a maternity leave should be considered first, because it is related to an employee’s health and security. Also, Teresa Wheatly’s flexible hours are acceptable because she is not only a single mom with two grade-school children, but also she is valuable employee who has good work performances. Dorothy McShee might need to give detailed reasons why she needs to have time-off in order to have it. Juan Batista’s request can be denied because it is not related family support, but a hobby for entertainment.
HRM ExperienceWork-related stress is a growing problem around the world that affects not only the health and well-being of employees, but also the productivity of organisations. Work-related stress arises