HR Application 4
You are the Compensation Manager for a large company that manufactures bicycles. The Operations Department of the firm is responsible for manufacturing the bikes, which is done in an assembly-line fashion. The process is quite man-power intensive. The operation makes use of 22 different assembly lines, each of which is able to produce one bicycle every sixteen minutes. Each line requires eight workers to fully staff the line. The lines run in two shifts and hence, the nearly four hundred assembly line workers comprise the vast majority of employees of the organization, there being only 21 employees in other areas.
Your company embraces the following core values:
1. We are committed to providing bicycles of consistently high quality for the lowest price.
2. We will always deal ethically with stakeholders.
3. We value our employees and strive to include career-oriented persons in our staff.
4. We are a family-oriented organization and will work with our employees to resolve family issues promptly.
You have been tasked to develop a benefits plan for all employees, which appeals most to assembly-line workers since they comprise the highest percentage of employees.
The plan shall perform three functions:
1. Appeal to the assembly-line workers
2. Meet the tenets of the core values
3. Serve to reduce high turnover in assembly-line worker ranks
Assembly-line workers are the most populous of the operation by far. They are 60% male and 40% female. Their average age is 27 years. Their average education level is one year of college. 40% of the males are married. 47 % of the males support children. 60% of the females are married and 65 percent support children.