case study 14 1

Columbus Custom Carpentry: A Compensation Case Study

By Douglas Reys, SPHR. Source: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Reading and Case Reference Material Provided

  1. Student Material: Case_Study_CS14_1.docx
  2. Employee Handbook: Employee_Handbook_CS14_1.pdf
    1. Company Background
    2. Organization Chart
    3. Details on Compensation Practices
  3. HRIS Database: HRIS_Database_CS14_1.xls
    1. Active Employees
    2. Terminated Employees
    3. Job Descriptions
    4. Department Headcount Report
    5. Maket Wage Data (Salary Data)

Student Case Instructions

Students are to provide a written recommendation to management.

  • Name and Student ID number (last four numbers) should be typed and appear at the top of the page.
  • Page Topic: “Case Study – 14.1 – Columbus Custom Carpentry” should appear under the student name.
  • No more than 4 (four) pages MS Word doc.
  • MS Word doc., typed in an Arial 10 point font, single spaced.
  • Well written, no spelling errors or incomplete sentences.
  • If appropriate, include citations.
  • State your recommendation in a direct and thorough manner.
  • The quality of the response is more important than the length.

Written Recommendation

The recommendation should include the following:

  • Introduction
  • Identification and analysis of major issues:
    • Internal equity problem(s) identified
    • External equity problem)s) identified
    • Data analysis used to support the equity problems identified
  • Proposed solution(s) with proposed pay grades and ranges
  • Alternative solution(s) considered
  • Implementation plan of the proposed solution(s)

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