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HRM 420 DataX Space Employee Incentives and Safety Questions

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DataX Space is incurring significant costs due to employee physical and mental health
problems. The executive team wants to implement a wellness program to improve employee
health for the coming year, but the team wonders if it is economically justifiable. The executive
team projects the costs of the proposed wellness program and finds that they are greater than
expected but still manageablegym membership fees, healthier lunch and snack options, and
on-site nutrition counseling are not cheap. However, the costs to the company of not
implementing a wellness program may be even greater. Which of the following statements best
describes the economic effect of implementing a wellness program at DataX Space?
The wellness program could lead to higher health insurance premiums for employees.
The wellness program could alleviate costs related to excessive absenteeism and
premature death and disability.
The wellness program could substantially reduce the company’s bottom line due to the
costs of gym membership fees and healthy lunch and snack options.
The wellness program could increase costs due to reduced productivity as employees are
distracted from their work.
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Loa, a senior HR specialist at DataX Space, has been tasked with staffing team members in
their employee assistance program. For an effective EAP, she should look for people who have
which characteristics?
Competent, sensitive, and empathetic
Punctual, persuasive, and articulate
Cheerful, ambitious, and devoted
Well-educated, hardworking, and experienced
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As an HR risk management specialist at DataX Space, you have been tasked with managing
several employee conduct issues. You need to decide which problems should and should not be
handled with an EAP. Which of the employee conduct problems below should be handled as a
security issue rather than referral to an EAP?
An employee who has a high rate of absenteeism and tardiness
An employee exhibits angry and aggressive behavior towards others
An employee refusing to seek help for alcoholism

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An employee leaving a rehabilitation program early without approval
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DataX Space has decided to implement an employee wellness program, which includes
providing nutrition education and starting an employee fitness challenge. As an HR manager at
DataX Space, what should you do to increase employee participation in your company’s
wellness program?
Offer financial incentives for employees who participate in the wellness program
Mandate participation for employees who do not meet predefined health and fitness
standards
Deduct a certain amount each paycheck for employees who refuse to participate
Hire only healthy and active employees who encourage others to participate in the
program
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DataX Space implemented a new employee wellness program one year ago. Saralyn, a
company analyst assigned to review the program, finds that the program has reduced health
insurance costs, increased productivity, and lowered absenteeism. What can Saralyn conclude
about the employee wellness program?
The benefits of the program are far greater than the costs, and the company should
continue the program.
The program has increased employee participation in company events.
The program guarantees that every employee in the company is healthier and happier.
The costs of the program outweigh the benefits, and the company should discontinue the
program.
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Overseeing risk management can be complex at Pesky Weeds, a lawn-care company
specializing in weed control. The company’s lawn service technicians use chemicals that are
considered safe for the average employee to handle but are not considered safe for pregnant

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• DataX Space is incurring significant costs due to employee physical and mental health problems. The executive team wants to implement a wellness program to improve employee health for the coming year, but the team wonders if it is economically justifiable. The executive team projects the costs of the proposed wellness program and finds that they are greater than expected but still manageable—gym membership fees, healthier lunch and snack options, and on-site nutrition counseling are not cheap. However, the costs to the company of not implementing a wellness program may be even greater. Which of the following statements best describes the economic effect of implementing a wellness program at DataX Space? • • • • The wellness program could lead to higher health insurance premiums for employees. The wellness program could alleviate costs related to excessive absenteeism and premature death and disability. The wellness program could substantially reduce the company’s bottom line due to the costs of gym membership fees and healthy lunch and snack options. The wellness program could increase costs due to reduced productivity as employees are distracted from their work. Feedback 9 / 9 (100.0%) • Loa, a senior HR specialist at DataX Space, has been tasked with staffing team members in their employee assistance program. For an effective EAP, she should look for people who have which characteristics? • • • • Competent, sensitive, and empathetic Punctual, pe ...
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