Scenario: To prepare for the employee who will be occupying the role, create an employee benefits brochure that you would present to new employees during their initial orientation. Include in this brochure mandatory and discretionary benefits that are used in your industry.
The brochure should be 6–8 pages (sides /panels) with a professional appearance and should be modeled after a professional booklet from your company, a former company, or a company you would like to work for.
Hint: Research various Microsoft brochure templates to create a professional booklet.
NOTE: One of the positions the benefits brochure should be the most applicative to is the job in your description from Week 3. Find creative ways to incorporate your work from that assignment into this one.
Dr. Vic’s Tips: A few things to note here, please use a Microsoft brochure template – you need to do this. Explore MS templates from the main MS Word screen and do a search for ‘brochures’, most of the templates shown will be 6 page/panel (this will be one double sided fold-out page with three panels of information per side) – just like any brochure you might pick up somewhere, it will be one standard sheet of paper, but folded into three panels per side. Also, you need to do this assignment with a company you are familiar with in mind and you need to incorporate information from Ch. 14, and base the job you will offer benefits for – with this brochure, on the job your described in Assignment #1.
Also, below is suggested outline for the brochure, you do not need to follow this outline but you certainly can if you wish.
Side / Panel 1: Cover page: use a graphic for the company and also add the words, “Benefits Brochure”;
Side / Panel 2: Brief description of the company, and description of the job opportunity and how benefits is an extension of overall compensation, (Hint: p.p. 409-411);
Side / Panel 3: Statement on how the company complies with all federal and state mandated benefits including (HINT: Table 4.1, p. 411 – give examples of some of these benefits);
Side / Panel 4: Optional Benefits – list and also describe the type, how much and for how long these benefits can be used. For example, Retirement Plan as a 401K Plan with employer match as 3% of paid salary – or something like that. List and describe at least three optional benefits, as per our textbook discussion on p.p. 417-427;
Side / Panel 5: Family Friendly benefits, please list and describe at least two family friendly benefits as discussed on p.p. 427-428; and list any other benefits offered;
Side / Panel 6: (back page): Contact information for employees with questions.
PLEASE NOTE: after you have finished your brochure using and MS Word template, please save your brochure – you will need to upload it as a n MS word or .pdf document.