Title

Organizational Efficiency: Consequences of Layoffs or Retention

Date of Award

7-25-2011

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Strategic HR Management

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Department

Strategic HR Management

Advisor

James Krefft

Keywords

retention; layoffs; organizational effectiveness; strategic planning

Abstract

The federal government is taking away Title IV funding to for-profit Online Universities. Admission Counselors have been seen as using aggressive sales tactics not only to get a bonus, but also to keep their jobs. Online Universities are seeing a decrease in student enrollments because of a lack of funding, and Admission Counselors are being laid off due to missing numbers. Online Universities conduct mass layoffs every month to ensure top productivity within the universities, maintain profits, and to keep afloat during difficult economic times. However, these layoffs are costing organizations money, decreasing employee morale, and prove to only provide short-term relief. For-profit Online Universities need to have strategic plans in place in order to keep afloat.

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