BENEFITS Inspired by WSJ Article

Choose one topic and write a minimum of 5 pages, double spaced, that answers the
question(s) posed. Use a minimum of 3 sources in addition to your text and the article
that inspired the questions. Society of Human Resource Management has a plethora of
articles on post-COVID HR issues. So does Harvard Business Review.

  1. BENEFITS Inspired by WSJ Article: How Employee Benefits May Change in a
    Hybrid Workplace by Suman Bhattacharyya | August 14, 2021
    Our workplace has dramatically changed because of COVID. Many workers
    found that remote working was very effective for them personally, and do not
    want to return to the in-person work environment. Simultaneously, many
    employers want their workers to return in house. Mitigating the effects of the
    Great Resignation starts with understanding the importance of investing in the
    employee experience.
    a. What does a hybrid workplace look like?
    b. How can hybrid workplaces be unfair?
    c. What type of benefits will become more popular in the hybrid workplace?
    d. Some mentioned in the WSJ article are “home leave” days, unlimited time
    off policies, discounted services, and work-from-anywhere periods. What
    are the advantages and disadvantages of these?
    i. What other benefits would you add to the list and why?
  2. COMPENSATION Inspired by WSJ Article: Higher Pay for New Workers
    Ripples Through the Ranks by Lauren Weber Omar Abdel-Baqui | August 1, 2021
    Employers are finding it difficult to attract qualified workers back into the
    workplace post-COVID. Wages seem to be a major issue in this process. Given
    the labor market challenges, employers may have to pay higher wages ad hoc to
    make up for shortcomings in their compensation structure.
    a. This article specifically addresses wage compression. In what other ways
    is the tight labor market impacting the compensation strategies of
    b. Why are a handful of firms increasing wages, despite the current
    economic situation?
    i. How could this impact the bottom line?
    c. How does money serve as a motivator for employees?
    d. Will non-financial rewards become increasingly significant as
    organizations seek to retain talent with flexibility in a post-COVID

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