Week 6 Case Study Essay

811 Words Jan 22nd, 2013 4 Pages
Week 6 Case Study: A Perky Way to Productivity
1. It is important for employees to receive benefits that meet their needs. When employee needs are met they are happy, turnover rates may decrease, and employees complain less. Employees are more likely to do a better job because they feel appreciated and needed at work which boosts the workplace morale. HRM goals will be met in that employees will be doing a great job, which allows them maintain the effectiveness of the company. HRM’s goal is to keep the company running to continue to produce a positive profit and this can be done if employees are taken care of properly.
Most new hires are attracted to the high basic salary or hourly wage. Therefore, employee benefits need to be
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Their benefit programs support their work life and home life, which brings success and balance in both areas of importance to employees. Both Genentech and Zappos have found a benefits system that works to continue the upkeep in employee morale and motivation.
Genentech made its way onto the Fortune’s “Best Places to Work” list in 2009 partly due to their outstanding benefits program. They have traditional benefits that include retirement and healthcare. These benefits are great in that they provide unlimited sick leave, flexible work scheduling, childcare, onsite nurses, company sponsored family events and the list goes on. Some of Genentech’s optional benefits include pet insurance, free snacks, paid six week sabbaticals every six years. Zappos on the other hand offers pajama parties, nap rooms, regular happy hours, and a full-time life coach.
The overall message that Genentech and Zappos is conveying is that work doesn’t have to be just work. Work can be fun and exciting, while still meeting the overall objectives of the company. Having fun stimulates workers and makes them want to come to work and excel because they enjoy their job.

3. I believe that several of the incentive benefits offered at Genentech and Zappos could be used in other organizations. Speaking from a personal and common experience, child care is something that most mothers must use when joining the work force. I am a single mother and child

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