Assignment – Case 11 – Someone Has to Go: A Tough Layoff Decision [100 points]

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Assignment – Case 11 – Someone Has to Go: A Tough Layoff Decision [100 points]
Read “Case 11 – Someone Has to Go: A Tough Layoff Decision” [textbook] to get started. Continue to read the assignment in the textbook but, be sure to refer to the “Rubric” as your guide for completing this assignment. [Both the textbook and the Rubric, together, are crucial for the completion of this assignment]. Read each section of the Rubric, follow the instructions in detail, respond to all questions, use any and all resources as required. You must use a combination of:

· your personal knowledge

· the textbook, Internet, friends/relatives, co-workers, employers, mentors, etc.

· I expect to see an exploration of this subject that will help you to understand: How this information will benefit you in developing your future career and, enhance your knowledge and skills. Your thoughts are important but, they cannot be vague, you must elaborate on your thoughts, illustrate and provide examples.

 

Format: Follow the order of the project [shown in the Rubric], indicate each section heading and number each question in that section, followed by your response. Use Arial, Times New Roman or Verdana 12-font. Please adhere to correct spacing between headings, questions and responses. [DO NOT run paragraphs together].

 

Grading: You will be graded on the content, research, logic, quality, clarity, accuracy, questioning, relevance, significance and timeliness of your work. These elements must be considered. [If using references/direct quotes or passages, be sure to footnote the authors work (work that is not your own to avoid “Plagiarism”).

Criteria Distinguished Proficient Basic Unsatisfactory
1. What criteria should be used to determine potential layoff candidates?  Explain your answer. 20 Points

Responds to the question and explores the content clearly and concisely [brief but comprehensive]. Elaborates and provides examples. Shows and documents research that substantiates conclusions reached. Thoughts are relevant and presented in a logical manner.

12 Points

Responds to the question. Some thoughts are irrelevant and unclear leaving the reader with some unanswered questions. There is little to no research provided.

7.2 Points

The ideas expressed are not

totally connected to the subject and, the ideas expressed are limited and vague.

0 Points

Non-responsive

2. What emphasis, if any, should be given to non-job-related factors such as personal problems or a spouse’s need to work?  Explain your answer.  20 Points

Responds to the question and explores the content clearly and concisely [brief but comprehensive]. Elaborates and provides examples. Shows and documents research that substantiates conclusions reached. Thoughts are relevant and presented in a logical manner.

 

12 Points

Responds to the question. Some thoughts are irrelevant and unclear leaving the reader with some unanswered questions. There is little to no research provided.

7.2 Points

The ideas expressed are not

totally connected to the subject and, the ideas expressed are limited and vague.

0 Points

Non-responsive

3. What should be included in a severance package for laid-off employees? Explain your answer. 10 Points

Provides 4+ elements that should be provided in a severance package. Elaborates and provides examples. Shows and documents research that substantiates conclusions reached. Thoughts are relevant and presented in a logical manner.

6 Points

Provides 2-3 elements that should be provided in a severance package. Some thoughts are irrelevant and unclear leaving the reader with some unanswered questions. There is little to no research provided.

3.6 Points

Provides 1 element that should be provided in a severance package. The ideas expressed are not

totally connected to the subject and, the ideas expressed are limited and vague.

0 Points

Non-responsive

4. How long should the severance package last? Explain your answer. 5 Points

Responds to the question and explores the content clearly and concisely [brief but comprehensive]. Elaborates and provides examples. Shows and documents research that substantiates conclusions reached. Thoughts are relevant and presented in a logical manner.

3 Points

Responds to the question. Some thoughts are irrelevant and unclear leaving the reader with some unanswered questions. There is little to no research provided.

1.8 Points

The ideas expressed are not

totally connected to the subject and, the ideas expressed are limited and vague.

0 Points

Non-responsive

5. Are there any potential legal implications in Martinez’s decision?  Explain your answer. 10 Points

Responds to the question and explores the content clearly and concisely [brief but comprehensive]. Elaborates and provides examples. Shows and documents research that substantiates conclusions reached. Thoughts are relevant and presented in a logical manner.

6 Points

Responds to the question. Some thoughts are irrelevant and unclear leaving the reader with some unanswered questions. There is little to no research provided.

3.6 Points

The ideas expressed are not

totally connected to the subject and, the ideas expressed are limited and vague.

0 Points

Non-responsive

6. How would you handle the termination interview?  Explain your answer. 10 Points

Provides 4+ examples of how the termination interview should be conducted and elaborates on the reasons for conducting the interview in this manner. Shows and documents research that substantiates conclusions reached. Thoughts are relevant and presented in a logical manner.

6 Points

Provides 2-3 examples of how the termination interview should be conducted. Some thoughts are irrelevant and unclear leaving the reader with some unanswered questions. There is little to no research provided.

3.6 Points

Provides 1 example of how the termination interview should be conducted. The ideas expressed are not totally connected to the subject and, the ideas expressed are limited and vague.

0 Points

Non-responsive

7. When you began this assignment, what were your initial thoughts of who should remain employed and, who should be terminated? Explain your answer.

 

7 Points

Responds to the question and explores the content clearly and concisely [brief but comprehensive]. Elaborates and provides examples. Shows and documents research that substantiates conclusions reached. Thoughts are relevant and presented in a logical manner.

4.2 Points

Responds to the question. Some thoughts are irrelevant and unclear leaving the reader with some unanswered questions. There is little to no research provided.

2.5 Points

The ideas expressed are not

totally connected to the subject and, the ideas expressed are limited and vague.

 

0 Points

Non-responsive

8. Answer 8.1 and 8.2, only.

 

Answer 8.3 only if, 8.1 and 8.2 are not applicable. [DO NOT ANSWER BOTH]

 

[8.1] After completing this assignment, how have your thoughts changed from your initial reactions and conclusions and, [8.2] how will this information benefit you in developing your future career and, enhance your knowledge and skills?

[8.3] If there is no change in your initial thought processes, explain why, after exploring all of the data, you still believe in your initial conclusions?

10 Points

Responds to the question and explores the content clearly and concisely [brief but comprehensive]. Elaborates and provides examples. Shows and documents research that substantiates conclusions reached. Thoughts are relevant and presented in a logical manner.

6 Points

Responds to the question. Some thoughts are irrelevant and unclear leaving the reader with some unanswered questions. There is little to no research provided.

3.6 Points

The ideas expressed are not

totally connected to the subject and, the ideas expressed are limited and vague.

0 Points

Non-responsive

Timeliness 8 Points

Assignment submitted prior to Due Date

 

4.8 Points

Assignment submitted on Due Date

 

2.9 Points

Assignment submitted one [1] day late after Due Date

0 Points

Assignment submitted more than one [1] day late after Due Date

Total Points 100

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