Dismissal Meeting Case Study

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Assignment #3: “Dismissal Meeting” Strayer University HRM 530 Human Resource Management Ms. Monica Taylor Masters in Leadership Dr. Kenneth Lewis February 17, 2014 Propose three (3) ways that a manager can cope with any negative emotions that may accompany an employee layoff. Managers are more competent in declaring his or her point of view of why a layoff is mandatory when the explanations are accompanied with truths. Managers can reduce the negative emotions on staff that may accompany an employee layoff by conducting the following; 1. Realistic: Being on a cruise ship and there is a lot of weaving and bowing, a person would look to the captain and the crew for direction and comfort. A manager’s position on board the ship…show more content…
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), first enacted by the United States Congress in 1938, sets standards for the basic minimum wage and overtime pays. The FLSA also sets standards for recordkeeping and for child labor. The FLSA affects most private and public sector employment, including state, local, and federal government (Heathfield, 2014). The ABC Company has two different forms of compensation that will be available to the laid-off employees and they are as follows, severance pay and unemployment. The employees that have been with the ABC Company for more than 10 years will receive a severance package and the employees that have 10 years or less will receive unemployment according to state laws. In some states, an employer that offers a certain type of layoff is mandated to pay a small amount of severance or continue employee health benefits for a short period of time. Severance pay is money that an employer might want to provide for an employee who is leaving their company (Heathfield, 2014). Unemployment benefits are Federal-State Unemployment Insurance is provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own, and meet other eligibility requirements of State law. Ordinarily, the benefit for eligible workers is 50% of their average weekly income, up to a fixed maximum set by the…show more content…
The Straw that breaks the Camel’s back. Employees remaining after a layoff will fear that this is the first of others layoffs to come. Employees would rather leave the ABC Company on their own grounds. The intent of a layoff is to keep the best employees; then again it can have just the opposite effect of pushing the best through the doors of competitors. 2. Dad pushes his own child out of the house. Inventing a family positive surrounding is crucial in getting people to go beyond the company’s expectations. If a company expects an employee to stay over till the job is done then family is the answer. 3. Showing a company’s financial health. Working for a private company obtaining a grip on the entire health issue is a difficult task. Employees see a better view about health when a layoff takes place. What make a company successful in a long term are its innovation, service, products, and management. All of these do not happen without the help of good employees. From a short term viewpoint layoffs make a company more viable but from a long term viewpoint it can precariously destroy the culture and affect the good people the company needs to run the business in the

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