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MHRM 6630 Benefits and Compensation: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MHRM 6630 Required Course Readings


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Baeten, X. (2010). Global compensation and benefits management: The need for communication and coordination. Compensation & Benefits Review, 42(5), 392–402.

Bradbury, H. (2003). Sustaining inner and outer worlds: A whole-systems approach to developing sustainable business practices in management. Journal of Management Education, 27(2), 172–187.

Branch, W. J., Farris, P. W., & Haskins, M. E. (2011). Pay for performance: Keep it simple and value-focused. Compensation & Benefits Review, 43(2), 82–91.

Carey, J. A. (2008). A resource-based look at compensation strategy: Application and implementation of competitive advantage. Journal of Business and Management, 14(2), 131–147.

DeVries, G. T. III. (2010). Innovations in workplace wellness: Six new tools to enhance programs and maximize employee health and productivity. Compensation & Benefits Review, 42(1), 46–51.

El-Hajjii, M. A. (2011). Job evaluation by committees: An analytical study. International Journal of Management, 28(3), 730–739.

Ellig, B. R. (2010). Annual incentive plan formula considerations. Compensation & Benefits Review, 42(4), 222–230.

Ericson, R. N. (2011). Building a better long-term incentive mix. Benefits Quarterly, 27(2), 38–42.

Gardner, A. C. (2011). Goal setting and gainsharing: The evidence on effectiveness. Compensation & Benefits Review, 43(4), 236–244.

Giancola, F. L. (2011). Can the work-life movement regain its balance? Compensation & Benefits Review, 43(5), 291–299.

Giancola, F. L. (2011). Skill-based pay: Fad or classic? Compensation & Benefits Review, 43(4), 220–226.

Glassman, M., Glassman, A., Champagne, P. J., & Zugelder, M. T. (2010). Evaluating pay-for-performance systems: Critical issues for implementation. Compensation & Benefits Review, 42(4), 231–238.

Grenness, T. (2011). The impact of national culture on CEO compensation and salary gaps between CEOs and manufacturing workers. Compensation & Benefits Review, 43(2), 100–108.

Hansen, F. (2007). Currents in compensation and benefits. Compensation and Benefits Review, 39(6), 6-21.

Kepes, S., Delery, J., & Gupta, N. (2009). Contingencies in the effects of pay range on organizational effectiveness. Personnel Psychology, 62(3), 497–531.

Koo, R. C. (2011). The global added value of flexible benefits. Benefits Quarterly, 27(4), 17–20.

Leopold, R. S. (2010). A fresh perspective: Employee benefits as a strategic business investment. Benefits Quarterly, 26(4), 21–24.  

Madhani, Pankaj M. (2011). Managing sales employees’ compensation: A countercyclical investment approach. Compensation & Benefits Review, 43(2), 109–122.

Merriman, K. K. (2010). Lost in translation: Cultural interpretations of performance pay. Compensation & Benefits Review, 42(5), 403–410.

Mikhitarian, M. C., & Wukitsch, J. B. (2010). Revisiting contributory defined benefit plans: An old idea whose time has come (again?). Benefits Quarterly, 26(2), 13–19.

Morrell, D. L. (2011). Employee perceptions and the motivation of nonmonetary incentives. Compensation & Benefits Review, 43(5), 318–323.

Moses, J. (2011). Benefits communication is so 1980s: Market your benefits and thrive! Benefits Quarterly, 27(2), 28–33.

Moses, J., & Hogg, B. (2009). Benefits literacy, Bugs Bunny and bridge. Benefits Quarterly, 25(3), 20–27.

Muller, L. A., Moore, J. H. Jr., & Elliott, K. R. (2009). Who is likely to opt out of an automatic enrollment plan? Who is likely to stay in? A study of 401(k) participation choices. Benefits Quarterly, 25(1), 47–62.

Nugent, A. J. (2009). Using voluntary benefits strategically can help employers address goals of retaining employees and controlling costs. Benefits Quarterly, 25(2), 7–10.

Rappaport, A., Schaus, S. L., & Clymer, J. D. (2011). Improving retirement security in a heavily DC world. Benefits Quarterly, 27(3), 34–44.

Reindl, W. J. (2010). Mythbusters: The facts are in about consumer-driven health plans. Benefits Quarterly, 26(1), 34–38.

Shields, J., Scott, D., Sperling, R., & Higgins, T. (2009). Rewards communication in Australia and the United States: A survey of policies and programs. Compensation & Benefits Review, 41(6), 14–26.

Singh, G., & Shore, L. (2010). Usage of eight forms of equity-based compensation in the San Diego life sciences industry. Compensation & Benefits Review, 42(3), 162–171.

Sladek, C., & Hollander, E. (2009). Where is everyone? The rise of workplace flexibility. Benefits Quarterly, 25(2), 17–22.

Tomar, A. (2011). Compensation in the manufacturing sector: Managerial variable pay and benefits schemes in an Indian steel company. Compensation & Benefits Review, 43(4), 227–235.

VanDerhei, J. L. (2010). Evaluation of the adequacy and structure of U.S. voluntary retirement plans, with special emphasis on 401(k) plans. Benefits Quarterly, 26(3), 33–45.

Watts, T., & Cuthbert, J. (2011). Employee communications and health care reform. Benefits Quarterly, 27(1), 18–20.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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