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Completion of the cover page of the examination

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Completion of the cover page of the examination answer book Please ensure that you fill in all your personal details on the cover of the examination answer book. ALSO indicate the numbers of the questions you have completed in the allocated space. Below is an example of the cover page of the examination answer book. Feedback on previous examinations for this module In the past students often made the following mistakes when preparing for and writing the examination: # Students did not study all the prescribed chapters for the examination. # Questions were not read and answered properly. # Students did not write enough facts (from the prescribed material) to obtain enough marks for the questions.
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MNH306-K/201 4 3 COMMENTS ON ASSIGNMENT 01 Question 1 - Reward practices to be avoided The correct answer is 4 (a, c, d). Across-the-board increases, inflation linked increases and salary increases based on job tenure should be avoided because all of them are inherently unfair. Across-the-board increases make use of fixed percentages which means that employees earning different salaries at a certain point in time will receive different rand value increases. Similarly, inflation linked increases are unfair because inflation does not affect everybody in the same way. If a person spends most of his disposable income on basic necessities, he will be worse off than someone not spending the same proportion of his income on these items. Salary increases based on job tenure should also be avoided because they are discriminatory in nature. Due to the inequalities of the past, it is mostly white people who have been employed by organisations for many years that will benefit the most by such a system. Pay-for-performance plans link performance to pay and are thus a good way of encouraging employees to perform at their best. Question 2 - Procedure designed to establish pay differentials within an organisation The correct answer is 2. Once an organisation has conducted a job analysis and knows exactly what each job entails, it can create a job hierarchy according to the relative worth of each job. This job hierarchy then serves as a basis for determining pay differentials. Take note that the question refers to “within an organisation”, therefore the third option of market, pricing does not play a role here. It would however have played a role if the organisation wanted to compare its pay structure with the pay structure of other organisations in the same market. Question 3 - Reasons for providing employee benefits as opposed to giving larger salaries The correct answer is 3 (b, c, d). Employers prefer to provide employee benefits rather than increases in salaries because it enables them to take care of employees’ welfare (medical, retirement) and to provide benefits at a lower cost due to economies of scale; it also accommodates people’s higher-order needs by providing benefits such as special parking bays, impressive titles and time-off arrangements. Employee benefits and high salaries will help the
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