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The Warning Shot

What do you do as a boss when you have repeatedly addressed a performance or behavior issue with an employee and there is no change? Before firing an employee, s/he should have the benefit of a warning shot. In the … Continue reading

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Termination (Documentation)

A good mindset in an employee termination  is to treat the process with an expectation of a lawsuit from the impacted employee. This will assist in thinking through the process and documentation necessary for a good defense. But the fear … Continue reading

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Termination (Legal Issues)

The main legal exposure in a termination is ‘wrongful termination,’ when the decision to terminate is perceived to be due to reasons other than the one given.  The most common and potentially damaging claim to the company is that the real reason … Continue reading

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Termination (Process)

Except for egregious behavior that requires a quick firing, all terminations should be well thought-out and documented. Terminations should not be rushed, and if a human resources professional or in-house counsel are available, get their input. It is very important … Continue reading

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Termination (General)

Probably the most distasteful responsibility of a boss, terminations are also the most challenging because of emotions and legal issues. Reasons for terminating an employee can include performance, misconduct or budgetary constraints. Many bosses are afraid of terminations because of … Continue reading

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Right-sizing

One of the most difficult tasks for a company’s leadership is determining the right size of the workforce to address current and future market conditions (and the business strategy). When times are good and the company is in growth mode, … Continue reading

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