Human Resource Management and Development
2 pages max double spaced
M4 Submit Case Study #3
A man and a woman sit next to each other with an empty chair in the foreground.
“Dealing with Dual-Career Couples”
The instructions for this case are different from the earlier cases you have completed.
This assignment is based on the case in Ivancevich on pp. (461-463). For this assignment, you are to put yourselves in the role of the Human Resources Manager for a
medium-sized organization. You are charged with writing policy and practices for how your organization will deal (or won’t deal) with employing dual-career couples. As
part of this assignment, you must also provide an explanation (based on information from the text and other sources) of your recommendations. Use the information in
the text, case and questions at the end of the case to help you in assessing what must be addressed in the policy. You may also look at policies organizations have in
place but you cannot merely copy those policies. You are responsible for ensuring your policy reflects your reasoned position and is explained using appropriate theory
and facts. In your explanation, be sure to address each section of the policy and its meaning.
There should be two major sections to your assignment:
The first section should contain the full policy and recommended practice.
The second section should contain your explanation/analysis.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some practices, like flexible schedule, may apply to ALL employees or employee-caretakers. Be sure to distinguish which policies only relate to
dual career couples and which should apply to all employees but facilitate hiring dual career couples.
If you have questions about the format, please let me know.
Have you identified the critical issues/problems in employing dual career couples?
How well does your policy deal with those issues/problems, taking into consideration the interests of the organization and individuals?
How well does your policy address the necessary procedures to implement/maintain consistent application of the policy?
Is information from the textbook and other sources, as applicable, integrated into your analysis appropriately? If you are using sources other than the text, you
must provide complete citations.
Is the paper professionally presented? It is important to present your information as clearly and succinctly as possible. (Do not sacrifice thoroughness for mere
brevity.) Please proofread carefully for grammar and spelling errors.