The impact of employers’ and employees’ decision making relating to the provision of health care benefits

Li Jia Lydia, Kong (2015) The impact of employers’ and employees’ decision making relating to the provision of health care benefits. Masters thesis, Griffith College.

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In this study, it was shown that the hypothesis of “The provision of health care benefits positively impacts employers’ and employee’ decision making outcomes” is verified to be true. This research has the objectives of understanding the major consideration factors of employees or potential employees when choosing an employment and to investigate factor that drives employees’ motivation. Besides, it also seeks to investigate whether the provision of health care by employers will help them attract top employees as well as maintaining a competitive workforce for their organization. This research also aims investigate whether the provision of health care packages by employers would have a huge impact on their reputation as desirable employer. The primary method used to achieve these objectives is the conducting of two separate surveys, one for respondents who are employees or potential employees while the other is for employers. In the surveys, a total of fifteen to sixteen closed ended questions were being directed to the respondents and their response were being interpreted and analyzed as comparisons and conclusions were being made. The results from the findings indicated that employees are not primarily motivated by the provision of health care benefits in their employment contract but it is expected to be provided by employers as it appears to be a norm for employers to do so. On the other hand, the provision of health care benefits is not as important as perceived by employers in relation to the consideration process of employees when choosing employments. It is also found that the external factors such as government and tax policies as well as the local health care systems have influence on the decision making outcomes of employers and employees. In conclusion, the subject matter of the decision making of employers and employees relating to health care benefits is a complex topic for research and the findings to this study cannot be applied absolutely to every individual. As there are contributions and limitations in this study, there are also recommendations for further studies relating to this this topic.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare benefits, Healthcare provisions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Graduate Business School > MSc in Accounting & Finance Management
Depositing User: Ms Dimphne Ni Bhraonain
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 15:50
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 15:50

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