The Elephant in the Room: Firing an Employee When it Has to Be Done
Nobody likes terminating an employee. It’s likely that you’re worried about affecting the livelihood of the employee (and their family). Yet, terminations are an unfortunate necessity of doing business. HR and managers have to make sure this sensitive act is handled appropriately.
If an employee is disrupting your team, failing to meet their goals, or lacking key competencies, a termination may be the best or only option—but that doesn’t make it any easier to plan or execute. Whether it is your first or hundredth termination, getting it right can be a challenge.
In Ultimate Software’s The Elephant in the Room: Firing and Employee When it Has to Be Done, business owner and employment law attorney Kate Bischoff helps make sense of the sensitive subject. Specifically, the whitepaper addresses the discomfort professionals feel when firing an employee, as well as the possible repercussions of a poorly executed termination. It also provides reassuring suggestions for conducting a termination that won’t be painfully uncomfortable or costly for the organization or the remaining employees.
HR professionals will:
- Discover valuable practices to help avoid costly mistakes when terminating a former team member.
- Learn the best time and day to fire an employee without sacrificing team morale.
- Find out how you and your team can bounce back quickly when a once-valued colleague is no longer working for the organization.