Bad News message

Bad News message      
DescriptionWrite one of the two bad news emails below:   Option 1: Your company has occurred a large debt due to poor profits during the pandemic and you need to let some employees go (make them redundant). You will be dismissing 100 employees of your 1000-strong workforce before the end of the year. Workers made redundant will receive 2 months’ salary, as well as one year of placement services with HRC Recruitment, Inc. Write an email to inform your employees of the bad news.   Option 2: Your mobile phone company Blue Net normally contributes to food expenses for business trips. Unfortunately, this year the covid-19 pandemic has meant that the company’s profits have dropped sharply. Because of this, you will not be able to pay food expenses for your staff attending the Mobile World Congress. Write an email to inform your employees of the bad news.   Option 3: A member of staff’s application for a promotion in the company to Team Leader has not been successful as there were other applicants with more experience. Write an email to inform your employee of your bad news.   Option 4: Your company has struggled financially due to Covid-19 and profits have dramatically decreased so they cannot afford any pay rise until early 2022. Write an email to inform your employees of your bad news. This activity must meet the following formatting requirements: Font Arial or Calibri; size 12Left aligned250-300 words (Body of the letter)Use indirect approachWord format onlyUse positive language and the you viewpointEmail format
Goal(s)To be able to write an appropriate bad news email message.Due dateDate: Saturday, 3th July 2021 Time: 14:00 CEST
 To use adequate tone and format for effectively communicating negative news. To show effective writing skills to achieve the purpose.Weight towards final gradeThis activity has a weight of 20% towards the final grade.
Learning outcomesDemonstrate familiarity with different writing formats in business communication and apply this in practice.Understand the difference between academic and business writing.To show knowledge of correct email writing.Assessment criteriaSee rubric below

Rubric: Bad news message

Criteria/LevelAccomplished (A)Proficient (B)Proficient (C)Borderline (D)Fail (F)
    Content 30%  The message covers all points of the task. The writer has clearly followed the instructions.The message covers almost all the points of the task. The writer has made a good attempt to follow the instructions.The message covers most points from the task. The writer has attempted to follow the given instructions.  The message only fulfils a small part of the task. The writer has not followed the majority of the instructions.The message does not fulfill the task requirements. The writer has not made an attempt to follow the instructions.
        Structure/Format/Organization 20%  The structure and format of the message is optimum and the writing is of the required length. All elements of the chosen format are evident and appropriate.The structure of the message is appropriate and the message is well-organized. The word length has been met. All elements of the chosen format are evident and appropriate.  The structure of the message is generally fine and the word length has been met. All elements are present although some may be inappropriate.    The structure is very weak and makes the message difficult to follow. Several elements of the format are lacking or inappropriate.The message is not written using the required format. The structure is unclear and in general the writing I disorganized. The message does not meet the required word length. Most elements are lacking or inappropriate.
    Language 20%  Uses precise language which is adequate for the audience and purpose. Writer shows superiorThe language used is very accurate and appropriate for the audience and purpose.The language used is correct and generally appropriate for the audience and purpose.  The language used is mostly inappropriate for the audience and purpose.  The language used is inappropriate for the audience and purpose-
 understanding of the language.    
    Spelling /Grammar/Punctuation 20%    Spelling, grammar and punctuation are correct.Spelling, grammar and punctuation are mostly correct, with some minor errors which do not impede meaning.Spelling, grammar and punctuation have some errors, but these do not impede the main meaning of the message.  Spelling, grammar and punctuation have many inaccuracies.    Spelling, grammar and punctuation are inaccurate
    Purpose achieved 10%The purpose of the message would be successfully achieved, given the above.  The message would likely achieve its purpose, given the above.  The message may achieve its purpose, given the above.  The message is unlikely to achieve its purpose, given the above.  The message would not achieve its purpose.