Week 4: Merit-Based Compensation and Employee Motivation Discussion

    Week 4: Merit-Based Compensation and Employee Motivation Discussion
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    Prompt
    Provide your own perspective on the following statement: An employee in a higher-level job position should receive a larger absolute merit increase compared to an employee in a lower-level job position. For example, a production manager of California Closets company has a current salary of $60,000. A production associate has a salary of $35,000. The manager level of job position is level 5, while the associate level job description is level 3.  Both production manager and production associate have shown a 4% merit increase in 2017. However, the total amounts of absolute merit increases they will receive are different – production manager will receive $2,400, and a production associate will be entitled to $1,400. Do you agree or disagree with such approaches? Explain why. What would be the impact of such an approach on both employees motivation?

    Evaluation
    The quality of your posting will be assessed, not your viewpoint. Your posting will be assessed based on your understanding, thinking, writing, communication, application, and documentation, using the rubric provided. To view the grading rubric associated with this discussion, click the Options icon (3 dots) in the top right corner of the page, and select Show Rubric.

    Engagement
    Click on Reply below to post an initial post to the discussion prompt by 11:59PM on Thursday of this week. Your Initial post must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. Comment on at least two colleagues’ posts, by clicking on Reply below their posts, by Saturday,11:59 PM of this week. Response posts must be 150 words minimum, debate or substantiate the original post, and provide support for each reply post position.

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