||Cross-Functional Teams: structured
groups in which employees from multiple work areas meet regularly
to identify and suggest improvements to work-related problems.
||Cross Training (Technicians, Engineers):
training employees in skills for more than one job.
|Employment Security: company policy
designed to avoid layoffs.
||Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
||Gainsharing: monetary incentives
based on a formula that uses local performance measures such
as productivity, quality, or cost effectiveness instead of company
||Individual Performance Bonus/Incentives:
compensation tied to short-term or long-term individual performance.
||Job Rotation: a policy of rotating
employees among different jobs, usually in the same area of
the fab, at regular intervals.
||Knowledge- or Skill-Based Pay: an
alternative to job-based pay that sets pay levels based on how
many skills employees have or how many jobs they can perform,
in addition to their current job.
||Matching Offer: made when competitor
extends job offer to employee.
||Non-Monetary Recognition Awards:
awards such as gifts, gift certificates, dinners, or publicity
for individual or group performance.
||Profit Sharing: a bonus plan that
shares some percentage of the company's profits with employees.
||Quality Improvement Teams / Quality
Circles: structured groups in which employees from a particular
work area meet regularly to identify and suggest improvements
to work-related problems.
||All-Salaried Pay System: all employees
receive salaries, thus eliminating the distinction between hourly
and salaried employees.
|SELF DIR TEAMS
||Self-Directed Work Teams, Autonomous
Work Groups: the group (in some cases acting without a supervisor)
is responsible for work in its area of the fab, and it makes
decisions about task assignments and work methods.
||Pay-for-Suggestions: monetary awards
for suggestions made by employees to improve work organization
||Rotation of employees across shifts
||Team Performance Bonus / Incentives:
bonuses or other financial compensation tied to short-term or
long-term work group, permanent team, or temporary team performance.
||Financial Support for External Training
/ Coursework: financial reimbursement for tuition costs and/or
paid time off for employees participating in off-site training
||On-the-Job Training by Equipment
Technicians and/or Process Engineers.
||Cross-Training on Equipment in Different
||Cross-Training on Equipment in Same
||On-the-Job Training by Process and/or
||Regular Assignments on Nights and
||Shift-Based Work Week instead of
Standard (9-to-5) Work Week.