negotiation themed case study

Assignment: Critical Analysis Paper
This writing assignment is based on a negotiation themed case study in which an employer and an employee re-negotiate an employment contract.

This employment contract impacts not only the individual employee but also the business, as a whole, and other employees, as well. It brings in

many HR topics covered in the class including HR decision-making, corporate budgets, compensation, benefits, performance assessment, employee

motivation, performance enhancing strategies and many other topics.
The Fabulous Cosmetics &Lyra Banks Case Study (see attachment) discusses the employer and employee relationship leading up to contract

negotiations. The case study also reveals the outcome of the contract negotiations between the parties on the following key issues:
• compensation,
• scheduling,
• probationary period,
• poor performance consequences,
• non compete and contract length

The paper is a critical thinking and analysis paper, where no additional research beyond the given facts is necessary. Outside research can

lead to assumptions that adversely cloud the analysis. For example, this case scenario involves a model that is the face of a cosmetic company.

Outside research could lead students to assume that the employee should be treated like a “super model” without considering the size and net

worth of the cosmetic company she is negotiating with, leading to an inaccurate conclusion that she is being underpaid. The paper will be a

reflection on the outcome of the negotiations from the employer’s perspective covering three sections:

Section I: Employer Concerns – Identify at least 4 areas of concern the employer, Fabulous Inc. needed addressed in the new employment

agreement and briefly describe the concern.

Section II: Contract Outcomes – Reflect on how each of the concerns identified in Section 1 were addressed in the final employment agreement

between Fabulous Inc and the employee, Lyra Banks. Be sure to indicate which section of the agreement addresses that concern. In addition,

discuss how the outcome serves or does not serve the employer’s wants and needs. If a compromise was made, reflect on the reasons why Fabulous

made the compromise. Under this section, there should be a separate discussion of each of the 4 areas of concern.

Section III: Overall Assessment of the Agreement – A good contract is one in which the wants and needs of each party are substantially met by

the agreements made in the contract. Discuss whether, in your judgment, the employment agreement made between Fabulous, Inc and Lyra Banks is

or is not a good one and defend your position (from the employer’s perspective). Do not equivocate – select a position! The contract is either

a good one or is not. Give and explain at least 3 reasons for your position. In your explanation, use the facts from the case study and the

stated needs of the parties to support your position.

Use the following template to organize your critical analysis paper by clicking on the file and selecting File>Download as>Microsoft Word

(docx), to download it to your local device.
• Critical Analysis Paper Template – (see attachment)

Paper Requirements:
• Use the template to organize your paper:
• Feel free to use sub-headings to further organize your paper to make it easy for your reader to understand the points you are making.
• Single spaced with double spaces between paragraphs
• Minimum 5 pages in length

HRMG 213 – Course Final Paper Template

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Section I – Fabulous Inc.’s Employment Concerns
[After reading the case study, Identify at least 4 areas of employment related concern the employer, Fabulous Inc. needed addressed in the new

employment agreement and briefly describe each concern.]

Section II – Contract Outcomes
[In this section, reflect on how each of the concerns identified in Section 1 were addressed in the final employment agreement between Fabulous

and Lyra Banks. Be sure to indicate which section of the agreement addresses each concern. In addition, discuss how the outcome serves or

does not serve the employer’s wants and needs. If a compromise was made, reflect on the reasons why Fabulous made the compromise.

There should be a separate discussion of each of the 4 areas of concerns.]

Section III – Overall Assessment of the Agreement
[In this section, discuss whether, in your judgment, the employment agreement made between Fabulous and Lyra Banks is or is not a good one and

defend your position.
Do not equivocate – select a position. The contract is either a good one or is not.
Give and explain at least 3 reasons for your position. In your explanation, use the facts from the case study and the stated needs of the

parties to support your position.]

[When submitting your final paper delete the instructions in blue]

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