OL 620 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric

Professionals in the human resources field are often tasked with overseeing the benefits and compensation functions within any given organization. Human
resource professionals often have to examine specific compensation and benefit elements of a total rewards system and compare them with qualitative and
quantitative data collected internally, to determine how to fairly and appropriately reward employees for their work.
For the final project, you will analyze Medtronic, a company profiled in the Harvard Business Review case study “Consumer-Driven Health Care: Medtronic’s
Health Insurance,” in order to evaluate and revise the company’s current benefits and compensation package. You will utilize information presented in the case
study to compare and contrast the U.S. organization’s total reward system with external benchmarking data. You will also analyze the data for gaps and make
revisions to the existing 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 will also create a presentation to stakeholders that explains the proposed changes,
your rationale behind the changes, and the implications of the changes for the organization.
For Milestone One, you will prepare a draft of Parts A–D of your benefits and compensation analysis (Section I of the final project). The submission will have the
major heading “Benefits and Compensation Analysis: Parts A–D.” Your instructor will grade your submission using the rubric below and will provide feedback to
be applied 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 and
revisions. Once your analysis has been completed, compare and contrast the provided quantitative data regarding the current benefits and compensation system
with external benchmarking data from organizations within the same industry using the Medtronic Case Supplement. Then draft Parts A–D of your benefits and
compensation analysis. Thoroughly cover each 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 the
provided case study. You will analyze qualitative and quantitative data regarding the current system and determine gaps in that system that will inform
your future recommendations and revisions.
A. Analyze the issues or concerns of employees through a review of the qualitative data presented in the case study, for their validity and
importance. Be sure to consider the needs of different demographics of employees within the organization.
B. Determine which issues within the qualitative input data from employees were the most consistent and the most prominent. You may consider
also representing your response visually.
C. Determine the key issues or concerns of employees that should be targeted and addressed, based on the provided qualitative data. Justify your
response. What issues or concerns should be targeted and why? Why should other concerns be made less of a priority? You could consider the
underlying reasons behind the issues voiced by employees