A Collection of Web Pages About Firing An Employee
This post offers a large selection of hand-picked resources from a variety of authors about firing an employee.
Before looking through the resources, I’ll go through a few points you’ll want to consider.
In my opinion, firing an employee is never an easy task. You feel bad for the employee, they may have a family, they have financial obligations, they must find a new job, and you may worry you about the emotional effect on them because of getting fired.
On the other hand, you have to look out for the well-being of the company. Your employee may have acted in violation of your policies. Your employee may not be a good match for the job, or you gave your employee many chances to improve but is no longer performing.
Never Say, Sorry
One thing I’ve learned when you are terminating your employee, never say sorry. When you say, you’re sorry in a way you’re admitting guilt, that it’s your fault. Even if you say sorry for the circumstance but…
Therefore I never say I’m sorry, instead say things like because of the situation, because of the company policy, because of job reductions. Etc. This way, the termination is because of a valid reason not because of something you did wrong. What you should mention are the precise circumstances that lead to the termination.
There are good ways and bad ways of firing employees. When an employee is in violation, then there is no compensation package needed. When the issue is job reduction or similar, you may need to provide compensation for the employee, and a reference letter would be a good gesture on your part.
There are many issues to consider when firing an employee. In this post, there is an abundance of articles organized in sections that you can go through for the correct procedures.
You must also keep in mind each country, state, or province may have different employment laws.
If you have an HR department naturally, you will work with them through the process. If not, you may want to seek legal advice to ensure are terminating within the law; the last thing you need is a lawsuit because of wrongful termination.
Below you’ll find a variety of expert tips, chosen from popular web sites I figured would be useful now and in the future.
Sections of This Post Include:
- How To Fire An Employee
- What To Say When Firing An Employee
- How To Fire An Employee For Poor Performance
- How To Fire An Employee During Probation Period
- Can An Employer Fire You Without Warning?
- Do You Have To Pay Unemployment If You Fire An Employee?
- How Does It Feel To Get Fired?
- The Latest About Firing An Employee
Below, you can view each section.
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How To Fire An Employee
What To Say When Firing An Employee
How To Fire An Employee For Poor Performance
How To Fire An Employee During Probation Period
Can An Employer Fire You Without Warning?
Do You Have To Pay Unemployment If You Fire An Employee?
How Does It Feel To Get Fired
The Latest About Firing An Employee