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Exam SPHR topic 1 question 61 discussion

Actual exam question from HRCI's SPHR
Question #: 61
Topic #: 1
[All SPHR Questions]

Which of the following are the benefits of gainsharing programs?
Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.

  • A. Aligns employees to organizational goals
  • B. Helps the organization to achieve improvement in key performance measures
  • C. Enhances the focus and awareness of employees
  • D. Employees are paid on the basis of group performance rather than individual performan
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Suggested Answer: ABC 🗳️
Answer options A, B, and C are correct.
The benefits of gainsharing programs are as follows:
1. Aligns employees to organizational goals
2. Helps the organization to achieve improvement in key performance measures
3. Enhances the focus and awareness of employees
What is gainsharing?
Gainsharing is a system of management used by a business to get higher levels of performance through the involvement and participation of its people. As performance improves, employees share financially in the gain (improvement). Gainsharing is about people working smarter together and not just working harder.
Answer option D is incorrect. This is a disadvantage of gainsharing programs.
Reference: "http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gainsharing"
Chapter: Compensation and Benefits


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2 years, 7 months ago
Yes, I agree. with both you and the material. I believe what the material is trying to outline is that some members of the group work harder than others, which can be a downfall because profits are shared as a group.
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3 years, 4 months ago
Everything I have read shows that gainsharing is a "group" incentive and not an individual incentive. Not sure what "D" isn't included in the answer?
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