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HRMT412 - Compensation and Benefits

Course Details

Course Code: HRMT412 Course ID: 2971 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course establishes a foundation for the art of compensation and benefit practices. Students will examine the context of compensation and benefit practices, the criteria used to compensate employees, compensation system design issues, employee benefits, and contemporary challenges that compensation and benefits professionals will face given the current economic times.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

L01: Define the concept of total rewards in relation to employee compensation and benefits.

L02: Evaluate the economic rationale for employers to offer a mix of cash and benefits in a compensation package

L03: Explain the legal and regulatory influences on domestic and global employee compensation and benefits practices

L04: Compare methods in achieving internally consistent and externally competitive pay systems

L05: Determine the factors to consider when deciding employee benefits.

L06: Describe employer-sponsored insurance programs, specifically group medical, disability, and life insurance programs and the various options available to both employers and employees.

L07: Define paid time-off programs, and other forms of employee leave programs.

L08: Identify and evaluate current trends and special topics in compensation and benefits.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 35.00 %
Week 1 Discussions 3.89 %
Week 2 Discussions 3.89 %
Week 3 Discussions 3.89 %
Week 4 Discussions 3.89 %
Week 5 Discussions Question 2 3.89 %
Week 5 Discussions 3.89 %
Week 6 Discussions 3.89 %
Week 7 Discussions 3.89 %
Week 8 Discussions 3.89 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Week 3: Employee Benefits Comparison Presentation 30.00 %
Final Assignment 20.00 %
Week 8: Final Assignment 20.00 %
Quizzes 15.00 %
Quiz 2: Week 4 5.00 %
Quiz 3: Week 6 5.00 %
Quiz 1: Week 2 5.00 %

Websites

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note Web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)

SHRM.org

APA Style Writing

APASTYLE.org

World at Work

worldatwork.org

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.