Literature Analysis Essay

685 Words May 5th, 2013 3 Pages
MBA633 : Managing Human Resources

1. What figure will Cal Jenson report to Fred Donofrio for the amount that absenteeism cost ONO last year?
Answer: Using figure 2-5 on page 52 Cal must compute the total employees hours lost due to absenteeism for the period. ONO lost a total of 539 hours of labor because of absenteeism. Second Cal must compute the weighted average wage or salary totals to $23.50 an hour for an average salary of $47,000. Third one must compute the cost of employee benefits for ONO employees is an additional 33%. Because absent employees are paid Cal must take the compensation lost/hour/absent employee = wage/salary + benefits. Therefore 1.5/539/11=47,000 + 33% = (2.99 or 3). Next Cal must compute the compensation lost
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It should not take an hour and a half to reschedule and fix your day of work. A good manager should be able to manage running their business without calling in a temp or make sure for a day that calls for extra people they have extra just in case someone does call out. When I worked retail I saw this first hand with black Friday. We scheduled everyone that day and if it was to many people we would send those who wanted to go home early home. Because the money made on black Friday was almost three or four times higher than a normal day it didn’t matter our employees hours for the day.
3. What recommendations for action could Cal Jenson make to Fred Donofrio?
Answer: The first recommendation Cal should suggest is lowering the amount of sick days. Because 12 is 2 ½ weeks a year and the average American uses 2.3 percent of scheduled work time, or an average of 5.5 unscheduled absences per year (F.Cascio, 2013), they could try cutting paid sick days to 10. If that works and numbers lower then leave it ten for a few years and lower it even more. Secondly Cal should recommend that Fred pull the reports for the prior year and see the days that had the highest earnings. Make sure those days you schedule an extra person. Because employees are salary it doesn’t matter if they work 2 hours or 8 for the day. Schedule a extra person just incase someone calls out and if they are not needed send them home. Between scheduling an extra person and cutting allotted sick days from 12…