Discuss some of the compensation and benefits strategies used by the two companies.

Discuss some of the compensation and benefits strategies used by the two companies.

Application: 100 Best Companies to Work For
The effort to provide benefits and compensation, increase loyalty, and otherwise retain employees is ongoing and constantly changing. It is important for HR professionals to remain abreast of emerging trends and shifts related to employee retention. To do so, HR professionals can look to companies noted for great benefits and high workforce loyalty. These companies not only illustrate examples of new and innovative methods of employee retention, but they also act as beacons of what will become new standards for benefits and compensation.

In this Assignment, you will consider how top companies provide compensation and benefits in innovative ways. You will analyze how those practices promote employee retention and loyalty, and how they can be used as models for HR professionals looking to improve employee retention in their own organizations.

To prepare for this Application Assignment:
•Search the Internet to locate Fortune Magazine’s Annual Report on the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Take a few minutes to peruse the blurbs on some of the companies included in the report.

•Choose one company in the health care field and one company outside the health care field for your focus. Read the descriptions included in Fortune’s report and then go to the companies’ websites to find more information. What do the companies you chose seem to•Search the Internet to locate Fortune Magazine’s Annual Report on the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Take a few minutes to peruse the blurbs on some of the companies included in the report.

•Choose one company in the health care field and one company outside the health care field for your focus. Read the descriptions included in Fortune’s report and then go to the companies’ websites to find more information. What do the companies you chose seem to have in common?

•Identify unique, interesting, or exceptional perks that the companies you chose provide to their employees. Reflect on the information in Chapter 11 in the course text and consider the reasons why the companies would offer such perks.

To complete this Application Assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper commenting on the benefits and compensation strategies of organizations. Address the following:
•Summarize how benefits and compensation may contribute to the overall success of any company or organization.

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