Most people do not have any comprehension of the magnitude of the total costs to the firm resulting from a new hire. This assignment will provide the student with an understanding of the total costs to the firm of employing a single person. The student learns the difference between the types of costs the firm can control, and those that it cannot.
With your knowledge of basic economics and the knowledge obtained from the section notes and your readings, please develop a complete remuneration plan for a typical worker. List items in your plan along with the anticipated dollar cost to the firm of each component. If your item is one lump sum post for all employees then list the total cost for all employees then calculate the cost per employee. Be sure to include all voluntary costs and mandatory costs. Next, indicate (perhaps beside each cost?) whether the cost is purely variable, variable with a maximum or fixed. Then determine the total cost of hiring that person for the year and per week if salaried or per hour if waged, separated into wage, voluntary benefits and mandatory costs.