HR09 Employee Benefits

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Price: 
$20.00

Category: 
Course Hours: 
1
Course Type: 
Self-Study
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Employee benefits give compensation that goes beyond both wages and salary; some examples include health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. Only about 7% of benefits expenditures are legally required, yet employers often voluntarily provide their employees with numerous additional benefits in the hope of gaining a competitive advantage in attracting, retaining, and motivating the right talent. However, in practice, the relative advantages of various benefits are difficult to quantify. This difficulty has led many organizations to adopt simpler approaches, such as imitating other employers within their community or industry, or basing benefit decisions on organizational resources like available funding, space, time, or information. This course discusses the strategic importance of benefits and how Human Resource professionals can systematically design, implement, and evaluate their benefits programs.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall two ways that benefits are a competitive advantage in the strategic Human Resource Management process
  • Choose six types of mandatory benefits
  • Select five types of voluntary benefits
  • Identify four types of flexible benefits
  • Recognize four legal and social challenges to benefits administration

All materials are included in this course.

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher  with Windows
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player