HRMN 395: Design of Total rewards Program on USAA

The Final Paper (30%) Instructions

In this final assignment, you will design a total rewards program based on an existing organization that you have studied earlier in the course or, with the instructor’s permission, a different organization.

Before creating the final projected total rewards program, you will have conducted a research project in which you have obtained thorough and detailed information about organizational goals, objectives, and challenges. In addition, you will have obtained information about the current monetary and non-monetary rewards and work environment of the organization and the challenges or changes (such as expansions, downsizing, changes of services or products) the organization anticipates. You will have also designed metrics to evaluate the total rewards program.

In the final paper, you will provide the research findings in a report of at least 10 pages plus a title page, reference page, and appendix documents including an implementation timeline and metrics. Provide at least eight sources (in APA format) in a reference list and respective in-text citations. Please be sure to use topic headings and include the following:

1.  Provide a Title Page in Academic Format

2.  Give the Introduction and Purpose for the Paper

3.  Summarize and describe the organization, including its capabilities, key goals, objectives, challenges, values, and core competencies required for success.

4.  Show your knowledge of the total rewards model by describing the current total rewards philosophy of the organization and its three categories of offerings.

5.  Identify and describe the segmentation of the workforce (drawing up our study of how to differentiate employee groups depending on their drivers, such as flexible schedules, growth potential, desire for demonstrating individual expertise or team success, low obligation and easy income, or high obligation and high income).

6.  Describe further the current requisite capabilities of the organization and the competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) of the employees and, in your opinion, an analysis of whether the current needs will change given the issues faced by the organization.

7.  Recommend changes to the total rewards program, along with specific plans, including plans for communicating the changes.

8.  Present the justification for your recommendations.

9.  Assess and discuss the risks of not implementing the program and the opportunities the program will give the organization.

10.  Provide your metrics for evaluating the total rewards program and share why you chose the ones you did.

11. Present a general explanation for the timeline for implementation.

12. Describe your conclusions and a summary of knowledge gained about total rewards through the activity.

13. Include a Reference Page (with at least 8 scholarly sources).

Following are a few additional guidelines:

  • Before getting started, read the instructions carefully and make sure you include all of the required elements. You will also want to carefully review your first and second presentations before getting started.You areencouraged to build on the work that you have already done. If you didn’t do as well on those other assignments as you would have liked and you are missing some of those key elements, then you will need to make sure to fill in those gaps.
  • The authentic assessment is a paper, not a powerpoint presentationPlease use 12 point font, Ariel or Times New Roman and you are encouraged to utilize the EWC if you need help with APA formatting.  Please organize your paper into sections, with appropriate headings and sub-headings that correspond to the required elements as mentioned in the instructions above.
  • Your timeline is a separate submission.
  • It is suggested that you review the grading rubrics in the assignment instructions (week eight – course content) for more information regarding how your papers and timelines will be evaluated

Timeline of the project above


Timeline for Implementation (6%)

To supplement the final paper, you will develop an action plan for implementing the recommendations for the total rewards program. You are encouraged to use a Gantt chart or Pert or similar graphic to display a timeline and the interdependence or sequence of the activities.

A good action plan contains specific and quantifiable steps; the order in which those steps are to be taken; the individuals responsible for each step; the individuals responsible for overall segments as applicable; the required resources for each step; and the funding sources as applicable.

The timeline adds to the presentation/paper and aids in the identification of success measures and issues/problems encountered and overcome.