The organization where the new secretary will be hired to fill a secretarial position is a law firm. The law firm has several departments, each focusing on a specific area. The secretary will fill the position in the criminal department. She will be working under the supervision of the department head and will offer assistance to the criminal lawyers in this department.
The benefits and compensation package for the secretarial position will be as follows;Annual basic pay of $40,000. The annual basic pay of a legal secretary is higher than that of an administrative secretary because of the nature of the tasks they perform. She will be expected to perform her duties using legal terminology and procedures. According to (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013), she will be involved in preparing documents and correspondence commonly used in law, such as complaints, summonses and motions (pg 32). The tasks involved in this position require that the person hired possess the necessary skills and knowledge. The salary is a monetary reward for work done, which is one source of motivation for employees.
Incentive compensation, for one year $ 4000. This will serve as a motivation to the employee to enhance performance. According to (Noe 2012), rewarding the employee for exemplary performance will serve as a motivation for the employee and encourage them to strive for above average performance (pg 484).
Estimated Annual Contributions for other benefits $5559. These include other benefits that the employee can receive from the organization. These include, Retirement Incentive Savings Plan (RISP), Social Security, Short Term Disability (STD) and the unemployment insurance contributions. The contribution for other benefits will attract potential employees who are talented and qualified for the position. The benefits contribution also serves in maintaining the employee who will be hired. According to (Kelli 2012), this is because the employees need these incentives and always search for jobs where they stand to benefit more (pg 17).
- Noe, R., Hollenbeck, J., Gerhart, B. , Wright, P. (2012). Human Resource Management: Gaining a Competitive Advantage. (8th Ed.).Boston: McGraw-Hill/lrwin.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2013). National Compensation Survey: Guide for Evaluating Your Firm’s Jobs and Pay. Retrieved January 28 2013 from Bureau of Labor and Statistics database.
- Kelli, B. (2012). A Study of Motivation: How to Get Your Employees Moving. Retrieved January 28 2013 from http://www.indiana.edu/