Revising the Benefits Package
Purpose: The purpose of this exercise is to provide practice in developing a benefits package for a small business. Required Understanding: Be very familiar with the material presented in this chapter. In addition, review Chapter 10 to reacquaint yourself with sources of compensation survey information, and come to class prepared to share with your group the benefits package for the small business in which you work or in which someone with whom you’re familiar works. How to Set Up the Exercise/Instructions: Divide the class into groups of four or five students. Your assignment is as follows: Maria Cortes runs a small personnel recruiting office in Miami and has decided to start offering an expanded benefits package to her 24 employees. At the current time, the only benefits are seven paid holidays per year and five sick days per year. In her company, there are two other managers, as well as 17 full-time recruiters and five secretarial staff members. In the time allotted, your group should create a benefits package in keeping with the size and requirements of this firm.