HRM Supplemental Exercises

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First, read “How to separate yourself from the competition with employee benefits by Ann Potratz in Biz Journals at

Second, watch Employee Benefits: 10 Things You Need to Know on YouTube (2 minutes).

After reading Chapter 13 and the materials above, please address the following questions:

  1. What are some reasons it might be important for organizations to regularly review their employee benefits offerings?
  2. Is it surprising to you to learn that Glassdoor found 4 in 5 employees would prefer new benefits to pay raises? Which would be more important to you?
  3. Do you think benefits are important for employee recruitment and retention? Why or why not?
  4. What kinds of employee benefits would be most important to you in considering a job offer? Why?
  5. Are there any new or innovative employee benefits that you learned about in reading this article or watching the video? Which ones are new to you?