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Employees at Forte usually start out at one of two positions, a rewinder or a jacket line helper. Both of these positions start out making approximately nine dollars per hour. Employees usually start at the bottom at Forte and work their way up to the higher paying positions. Each piece of equipment at Forte has a set pay range. When employees are assigned to a job, they start out at the bottom of that pay range. There are four increments on the pay scale for each job, and an employee usually moves up to the next increment once per year until they reach what is known as top-out pay. Forte employees don’t receive a traditional check; instead, they are paid through direct deposit at the bank of their choosing. Factory workers at Forte are different from most industrial employees in other locations. Instead of their wages being based entirely on the hours that they work, they have a base pay for forty hours per week, and they receive overtime for anything over forty hours. Unlike traditional hourly workers, they also get paid vacation. Employees at Forte who are injured outside of work or have to take a leave of absence for personal reasons are able to continue getting paid through a system called the Power Fund. Each employee donates a few dollars from each paycheck into this fund. This money is then matched by Forte. If employees are faced with personal problems that prevent them from working, such as an injury or a sick family member, the Power Fund provides them with monetary assistance. Forte’s employees compete in a bidding system to move up to higher paying jobs. A job is posted and displayed on the internal message board in the break room. Interested employees then place their bid for the open position. Job assignments are decided by the applicants’ seniority, experience, and any disciplinary problems that they have had. When an employee begins a new position, they start back at the bottom of the sliding pay scale. A majority of the jobs at Forte don’t require any special training; they are based purely on seniority and the employee’s work history for the past twelve months. However, the highest paying jobs at Forte require specialized training. Millwright jobs and jobs as CV line operators require special training, but they pay as high as 25 dollars per hour. IV. Challenges and/or Problems A. When Derrek asked Mrs. Smith about which human resources issues facing companies today were the most challenging, she stated that the most difficult aspect for her was in making decisions for the good of the company that some employees might view as unfair. She stated that it is also difficult to implement changes or policies that might impact employees in a negative way; However, it is important to remember that any policies that are made have to be
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course BUSINESS 5321 taught by Professor Heflin,alabama during the Spring '12 term at Anna Maria.

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