HRM3705 2004 101_2004_3_e

Car allowance of between r50000 and r1 50000 per

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Car allowance of between R500,00 and R1 500,00 per month. Cell-phone allowance of R300,00 per month. All staff receive the following benefits: Medical insurance, Group Life Insurance and Pension Benefits According to the results of a survey done recently, many of the younger professional staff indicated that they would prefer to provide for their own insurance, medical coverage and retirement through a professional organisation which offers them better coverage at less cost. Such a practice is however currently contrary to the rumuneration policy of the company. Please advise urgently on how we should approach the salary increases for professional staff. Kind regards P TSHOKE (Mrs) HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT: COMPENSATION QUESTIONS 1 What is compensation? Under which circumstances can compensation be a source of competitive advantage? (7) 2 From a strategic perspective, why is it important for the organisation to reconsider the compensation of professional staff? (3) 3 What should the organisation do to prevent the situation, as described in the memo, from recurring? (5) 4 Discuss the other compensation options the organisaion can consider to retain the services of professional staff while still remaining within the salary budget? (7) 5 Can the salary increases negotiated by the Union be ignored? Critically evaluate this negotiated agreement. Would you have agreed to such an agreement if you were involved in the negotiation process? Motivate your answer. (3) Total [25] ASSIGNMENT 02 DUE DATES: 30 March 2004 (if you are registered for the first semester) 30 August 2004 (if you are registered for the second semester) This assignment may be sent to the University. Read the following case study and then answer the questions.
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MNH306-K/101 9 REVIEWING LEISURE LIFE’S PAY STRUCTURE Sarah has been promoted to the position of Compensation Manager at Leisure Life. Her first major assignment is to examine the reward structure that has been in place for over ten years. The organisation makes use of a Hay job evaluation scheme to determine its pay level. There is no performance pay scheme and the only variable element in the pay is an annual Christmas bonus decided by the chief executive which has given an average of 3 per cent over the last three years. The following issues necessitate a review of the reward structure: 1 The across-the-board annual pay increase of 6 per cent awarded in the previous year has caused discontentment and a sense of unfairness among the staff. 2 The staff is generally dissatisfied with the criteria used in evaluating their jobs. 3 There is a strong view that there should be some sort of pay arrangement that differentiates between good, average and poor employees. 4 The employee benefits provided do not satisfy employees’ personal needs and the majority of employees are ignorant about the employee benefits provided and how much money is spent on them.
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