Recommendation for Kudler Fine Food Company
Kudler Fine Foods is known for its food stores. Kudler Fine Foods (KFF) in La Jolla is a gourmet fine food store. The company was founded by Kathy Kudler. The company is profitable, stable and successfully running the business. Heidi Wagner heads the Human resource department. The major responsibility of the HR is to align the administrative and human resource activities including employment, compensation, benefits and training and employee services. She needs to report to the president directly. It is found out that the company is not having an equitable salary compensation plan due to which the company may face difficulty in ...view middle of the document...
ï¶ The job responsibilities and the deliverables should be clear to each employee.
ï¶ The work environment of the job should be set up in advance.
ï¶ The scope and nature of the work, including all important relationships, should be indicated.
ï¶ The work and duties of the position should be clearly laid out.
ï¶ To show the kind of work, the degree of complexity, the degree of skills required, the extent to which the problems are standardized, the extent of workersâ€™ responsibility for each phase of work and the degree and type of accountability in more specific words such as analyze, gather, plan, confirm, deliver, maintain, supervise and recommended should be selected and used.
ï¶ Supervisory responsibility should be explained to the incumbents. Brief and accurate statements should be used (Introduction to Human Resource Management, 2004).
The formulation of a compensation plan depends on the job analysis. One of the crucial roles of the job analysis is in the development of the compensation packages. The compensation should be given to the employees by comparing the performance of the individual with the standard level of the performance. The relative worth of each and every job should be evaluated with the help of the job analysis. The worth of the job is one of the basic inputs in designing the compensation system.
Job design is the process of structuring work and designating the specific activities at individual or group levels. These work activities and the eventual work done have to contribute to the organizational objectives in the most effective and efficient manner. The job design for Kudler Fine Food Company should be based on the following characteristics:
ï¶ There should be flexibility in work schedules of pace of work.
ï¶ The job must be enriched with the variety and challenges in tasks.
ï¶ The job design should allow employee inputs. Employees should have flexibility in performing tasks according to personal needs, work habits and workplace situation.
ï¶ It should give employees a sense of pride and satisfaction.
ï¶ It must train and equip the employees.
ï¶ Good work schedule, which is not very demanding should be provided to the employees (Gupta, 2007).
The basic objective of the compensation plan and benefits to the employees are to ensure the employeeâ€™s commitment to the organization through social and personal security and comfort. More and more organizations are implementing innovative employee benefit schemes to attract and retain talent and skills. Kudler Fine Food Company should also motivate its employees by providing different benefits to the employees.
ï¶ The employees should be provided special allowances to match the growing cost of living, to render them social security and to improve the quality of their work life.
ï¶ The employees should be rewarded for the employment with the organization. They should also be granted special privileges...