Module 3 Case Study Ncm 512 Essay

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Module 3 Case Study NCM 512

The given facts state, “Women have had to fight for their rights for a long time. For example, the right of women to vote was granted in the USA only in 1920.” According to O’Neill (2003), there still remains a significantly unexplained difference in male and female compensation that cannot be accounted for in areas of gender differences in work commitment, education, and experience. As given, “Company ABC is a manufacturing company in the automotive industry, with a production plant of 20,000 employees, a sales department of 5,000, and an administrative work force of 1,000. The male workforce in each department is about 75%, 60%, and 40% respectively. On average, women's compensation is 25%
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The initial proposal to management is broken down by each department at Company ABC. In manufacturing, women make up about 25% of the workforce. While they may not work as many hours or put in overtime at the same level as men, they should be paid the same wage as their male counterparts, for the same positions. A plan for developing a tier structure for all manufacturing workers, both male and female, will be based on specific positions, length of service and performance evaluation, with a specific increase in wages for positive evaluations and for length of service. Case in point, if a worker reached a one year anniversary, a 2.5% to 3% pay increase is automatic. For positive evaluations at the six month and eighteen month markers, a 4.5% to 5% pay increase is generated. Hence, specific criteria for evaluating performance should be developed with front line managers in manufacturing, to develop criteria that are fair and equitable. Some examples of fair criteria in the workplace are willingness to collaborate or work with others, timeliness in showing up for shifts, and quality of work. For the sales department, a similar structure may be set up, with the exception that any bonuses or commissions earned by both male and female workers are based on productivity, rather than on raw numbers. For example, if a sales team member