HR Manager of Ignite, a small local privately owned company that has been in the event management business for 35 years
You are the HR Manager of Ignite, a small local privately owned company that has been in the event management business for 35 years. Ignite was recently bought over by a large international conglomerate, Global Event Management, and underwent a change of top management. Ignite’s former managing directors, a pair of brothers who had founded the company in the 1980s, and who are both over the age of 60, opted to retire. They have already left the company.
The company’s new overseas management team recently issued a memo to all staff that communicated their vision for the future, which included the reengineering and modernization of the company’s business operations, streamlining of the workforce, and flattening of operational hierarchies.
This morning, your new CEO, Diana Lord, requested that, in line with company’s new directives, you terminate the employment of lower-level support staff with immediate effect. The affected employees include the former managing directors’ personal secretaries, drivers, and the office tea lady. Ignite has a very close-knit work culture, with many employees in their late 50s and early 60s, who have been with the company since its incorporation.
Your new CEO, who is very hands-on and adept in new communications technology, does not need the services of a personal secretary or driver, and there are no other employment opportunities for the affected staff members in the future setup of the company. As a sign of goodwill, you are to engage an employment agency that will help them find suitable jobs elsewhere.
You have already personally informed the affected employees. Your CEO has asked you to draft an open memo to all employees to communicate this news.
You are required to draft the actual memo communicating the news to the company.
You will be assessed on how well you apply effective writing techniques to the professional writing context.
Gather all the necessary information that will help you complete the format of a professionally written memo.
. In your essay, you should use the concept of audience-centered writing, and apply appropriate strategies to discuss issues in the context of effective workplace writing. You will be assessed on your ability to write accurately, logically and compellingly.