Market Compensation Research Paper

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Market Compensation

April 4, 2011


Market Compensation

In a free society, it is advisable to look first at markets when seeking guidance in commercial decision making. Looking at markets means, simply, finding out how other people-large numbers of them-are handling exchanges of goods for goods and goods for labor. When we look at our markets, we discover prominent characteristics of modern-day work; the job is the basic unit of employment, the market - whether expressed in a help-wanted ad or an organizational chart clearly reveals that we think of work as a grouping of related tasks that together add up to a job, usually with a title most people can recognize and understand. Employers make a conscious effort to match their pay rates to those of their local competitors for labor. They are engaged in a sort of auction, making constant pay adjustments to avoid losing good workers to higher-bidding competitors, while at the same time keeping their own payrolls under control.

The value added by an individual employee tends to increase with the passage of time, and employers recognize and reward employees for the resulting gains in productivity with periodic pay raises, (BLR, 2008, p. I-6). This paper focuses on evaluating the compensation strategies for executives, and for sales forces and contingent workers. Also analyzing the ethical issues in compensation management, examining internal controls utilized in compensation management, and discussing how the compensation of executives, sales forces, and contingent workers relates to the Fair Labor Standards Act and prevailing wage laws.

Executive Compensation Strategies:

The Francis E. Parker Home is a non-profit healthcare organization that provides various long-term care services to the community. This company has over 100 years of history and continues to explore its horizon by establishing various services. Parker Home continues to expand and currently...