Module 3 – CaseEMPLOYEE BENEFITSAssignment Overview

Signature Assignment: Body of Knowledge, Reinforced Level

In this assignment, your body of knowledge skills will be assessed. The body of knowledge rubric will be useful for this purpose. In HRM402, your body of knowledge skills were assessed at the “introduced” level. In MGT411, they will be assessed at the “reinforced” level. Finally, in MGT412, your body of knowledge skills will be assessed at the “emphasized” level. The skills needed in these three assignments build on each other and offer you the opportunity to enhance and practice your written communication skills. The grading rubric for written communication at the undergraduate level has been developed to measure student success in meeting the MGT411 Case 3 expectations. Rubrics for the other two courses are included in their respective assignments.

Review the required background readings for this Module, paying special attention to the differences between mandated and voluntary benefits and perks. As you have learned, some benefits are required by law while others are voluntarily offered by employers to entice new talent. After reading the article, Types of Employee Benefits and Perks, for an overview of the employee benefits area, conduct additional research regarding the different employee benefits offered today to employees by employers.

Case Assignment

This Case assignment has 5 parts:

  1. Create a benefit plan for a fictitious company you select. First, select the mandated parts of the benefits plan you want to offer your employees. What are the laws that mandate these benefits?
  2. Develop another list of additional benefits or perks you want to use to attract new talent.
  3. Explain in great detail why you selected each benefit or perk and why you did not select others.
  4. What additional benefits not mentioned in the readings do other employers offer that make them one of the companies that people want to work for?
  5. As you know, health insurance coverage is not always provided to employees. What are the laws surrounding when employers are required to offer health insurance coverage to its employees?

You have a choice: Your submission can be a 3- to 4-page Word document (not counting the cover page or the reference page), a 10- to 12-slide presentation (not counting the cover slide or reference list slide), or a 4-page informational flyer to hand out to the company’s new employees.

If you opt to create a PowerPoint presentation, remember that workers want to see presentations that have five words and a picture on every slide, and the pictures must be of real people, preferably employees of the company giving the presentation. Make your presentation colorful yet professional, preferably with only one font style, though a couple of different font sizes may be used.

If you opt to create a 4-page informational flyer for employees, make it colorful yet professional. Use no more than three different font styles on the pages.

Utilize at least three valid sources of information, at least two of them peer-reviewed academic journal articles from the Trident Online Library. Citing sources of information in the text as well as in the reference list at the end of your assignment is required.

Citation and reference style instructions are available at Also see Trident University’s Introduction to APA.

You will find the following useful as you critique sources:

Herring, J. E. (2011). Improving students’ web use and information literacy: A guide for teachers and teacher librarians. Facet Publishing. Available in the Trident Online Library, EBSCO eBook Collection.

Lack, C. W., & Rousseau, J. (2016). Critical thinking, science, and pseudoscience: Why we can’t trust our brains. Springer Publishing Company. Available in the Trident Online Library, EBSCO eBook Collection.