How to Properly Handle Firing an Employee
Terminations are the hardest part of any manager’s job. The best way to terminate an employee is to handle it with dignity and respect. A progressive disciplinary program is the best way to do this. Start with a conversation outlining your concerns and listening to theirs. From there, move to a written warning, probation and termination. You should have a formal disciplinary policy that describes this process so everyone knows what to expect. Finally, if behavior does not improve and you must fire the employee, do so in a setting that is dignified, private and safe for all parties.
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