Write a formal business memo to your boss explaining your position on the issue and include a recommendation
Persuasive Memo Assignment
You work with the executive team for a mid-sized company that has been growing well
in the last 10 years. At present, the company employs about 150 people and about
20% of them are part-time, working less than 30 hours generally. But depending on the
season or active projects, the number of part-timers grows another 10 to 15% and many
of them also work additional hours. Though these employees have been integral to the
company’s growth, because they are part-time, they are not extended the health
insurance benefit offered to full-time employees.
The company president has recently asked the executive team for recommendations on
how to address part-timers and the Affordable Care Act mandates that become effective
soon. She is very conscious of how important the part-time staff is to the company, but
she is also conscious of the ever increasing cost of the health care benefit to the
company’s bottom line.
As part of the executive team, your task is to research the implications of the Affordable
Care Act from several perspectives as it applies to a company of your size and offer
recommendations for your boss to consider, regarding the part time staff. Recall, as our
book points out, persuasion most often recognizes that there are multiple sides to
complex problems. Therefore, your response must offer both pros and cons for
consideration, followed by your recommendation and why you think it is the better
Write a formal business memo to your boss explaining your position on the issue and
include a recommendation. You should research the topic of the Affordable Care Act
and provide evidence and reasons to support your final recommendation based
on this research. Do not rely on a single research source on which to base your
recommendations. Use APA Style for citing your sources.
Your message should be in the form of a business memo, addressed to your president
(feel free to create the name). Remember to include an appropriate subject line specific
to the situation. Refer to the examples in the text for assistance.
This assignment is worth 100 points. Evaluation will be based on the following criteria
1. Audience: Has the appropriate audience been considered for the document
and/or has consideration been given to the scenario described in the assignment?
Has an Audience Analysis sheet been completed and submitted?
2. Format: Is the document formatted according to assignment requirements and
standard business practices?
3. Document elements: Does the document include all necessary elements, per the
assignment and the particular type of document?
4. Language: Does the document use acceptable business language/style? Is the
document free from errors in spelling, grammar, mechanics and punctuation?
5. Research: Has appropriate research been conducted to support the writing? Has
it been used professionally and cited accurately for APA style?
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Subject Area||Business Studies|
|Number of Pages||3 Page(s)/825 words|