Author: Christine Farr


For the final project, you will analyze Medtronic, a company within the Harvard Business Review case study “Consumer-Driven Health Care: Medtronic’s HealthInsurance,” in order to evaluate and revise the company’s current benefits and compensation package. You will utilize information presented in the case study tocompare and contrast the organization’s total reward system with external benchmarking data. You will also analyze the data for gaps and make revisions to theexisting compensation and benefits package. The information you are provided with will be based on a specific aspect of a benefits and compensation package(retirement benefits, medical benefits, and so on). You must also create a presentation to stakeholders that explains the proposed changes, your rationale behindthe changes, and the implications of the changes for the organization.For Milestone Two, you will prepare a draft of Parts E–I of your benefits and compensation analysis (Section I of the final project). The submission will have themajor heading “Benefits and Compensation Analysis: Parts E–I.” Your instructor will grade your submission using the rubric below and will provide feedback to beapplied to the final project.Begin by analyzing qualitative and quantitative data for the current system (as identified in the case study) that will inform your future recommendations andrevisions. Once your analysis has been completed, compare and contrast the provided quantitative data regarding the current benefits and compensation systemwith external benchmarking data from organizations within the same industry. Then draft Parts E–I of your benefits and compensation analysis. Thoroughly covereach of the critical elements, and include your answers to the guiding questions.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:I. Benefits and Compensation Analysis: For this part of the assessment, you will analyze given aspects of a benefits and compensation package from theprovided case study. You will analyze qualitative and quantitative data regarding the current system and determine gaps in that system that will informyour future recommendations and revisions.E. Determine areas of misalignment, differences, and gaps present in the current benefits and compensation system, based on the externalbenchmarking data. What are the key areas of the current system that are misaligned with the industry standard?F. Compare qualitative input data and quantitative analysis with the organization’s employee demographic data to determine the degree of theexisting population that will be affected by the proposed changes. In other words, what is the overall impact of a proposed change?G. Based on your analysis of the provided qualitative and quantitative data, determine strengths and weaknesses present in the current benefitsand compensation system. What are the strong suits of the system? What are the weak areas? Be sure to justify your response.H. Determine rewards components that should be increased or stay the same, and provide your rationale. What in the current package should beemphasized or left alone?I. Determine rewards components that should be reduced, and provide your rationale. What in the current package should be addressed?

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