EMPLOYER RESPONSIVENESS/POLICY Flashcards Preview

HDFS Exam > EMPLOYER RESPONSIVENESS/POLICY > Flashcards

Flashcards in EMPLOYER RESPONSIVENESS/POLICY Deck (13)
Loading flashcards...
1

Lecture:
12.Bowen model—what affected the outcomes?

-Personal needs (age, dependents),
-expectations
-beliefs
= outcomes at home and at work.

-This acts as a feedback loop.
-->Productive, satisfied workers provide
positive feedback to decision-making
at work.

2

13.What is corporate culture?

A SHARED SET OF BELIEFS and expectations that shape the behavior of groups and individuals in organizations.

3

14.What are the three stages of the “Evolution of Work/Family programs & what are the characteristics of each stage?

-Stage1 Programmatic Response- Considered a women’s issue. Separate not integrated. (Example child care)

-Stage2 Integrated Response- Move beyond childcare-HR person has responsibility-Package of several policies.

-Stage3 Changed culture- Life cycle approach to work issues-Entire workplace more flexible-Strategically linked to planning-Rarely occurs

4

15.FMLA—what are two primary requirements to qualify?

1.) Have worked for that employer for at least 12 months

2.) Work at a location where at least 50 employees are employed

**Most women work for companies that
employ less than 50 employees
causing a problem.
-->Not paid.
-->Very ineffective

5

16. How would you describe most benefits plans held by U. S.workers?

-Not as many benefits as other countries

-Some of our plans are more traditional family oriented. Men being the breadwinner.

-Cafeteria Style benefits are more equitable
-If an employer files bankruptcy does
NOT need to honor benefit packages

6

17. Top 100 companies to work for: which company had been onthe list the longest?

Following group discussion, what characteristics/themes were identified?

-IBM and Johnson & Johnson on the list the longest.

-Benefits like health, retirement
-flextime.
-Being Green

7

Articles/H & B text:
18.NCFR F4—what did Andrews identify as the real problem with work-friendly programs?

-NOT family-friendly programs.

-They are CORPORATE BARRICADES designed to minimize the interference of family care taking duties in the workplace.

8

Articles/H & B text:
19.Chap. 9—Family friendly workplace. What was the primary recommendation made?

-NEED A HOLISTIC-NEW MODEL
- the things doing not working for everyone

9

Articles/H & B text:

20. Chap 14—dual earner/dual career society.

What is the problem associated with private solutions to work/family issues?

-Problem with private solutions = they reinforce gender and inequalities


10

Articles/H & B text:
22.Chap. 10—changes in support of worker-friendly policies.

What 3 factors most affected support for family policies?

1.) gender
2.) union membership
3.) political party

11

23. Hochschild (2000):

Why are some workers reluctant to take full advantage of work life programs?

-Some feel that being at work is LESS stressful than being at home & they get more support at work

-women usually have LESS support at home versus at work.

12

What are the three stages of the “Evolution of Work/Family programs?

-Stage 1) Programmatic Response

-Stage 2) Integrated Response

-Stage 3) Changed culture

13

Articles/H & B text:

21.Chap 14—dual earner/dual career society.

Comparing industrialized nations, which group of countries was most “Family friendly?”

-Social democratic countries- northern european countries

-Netherlands
-Denmark
-Finland,
-Norway
-Sweden