Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Delivering the news, part of Letting an Employee Go.
Letting someone go can be stressful and risky.…So attention to the little details matters.…For instance, let's take a closer look…at the specific information that you'll need…to share with an employee you'll be letting go.…Now please keep in mind this is an extremely…high-stress situation for you,…but especially for them.…So to be practical it doesn't hurt…to have a box of tissues available at the meeting.…You'll be sharing with them the decision…that's been made,…information about benefits, and so on;…but before reviewing the specific bits…of information to be shared,…please remember this simple process.…
Deliver, confirm and take questions.…First, calmly and clearly deliver your message.…Be clear, unemotional, and concise.…Next, through their words, body language,…or through the use of questions,…be sure they actually heard you.…The information you're sharing is important,…and under high stress it's sometimes hard…for people to focus and hear you.…Finally, following each small chunk of information,…if they look particularly confused or worried,…
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- Reviewing legal issues
- Knowing when termination is appropriate
- Documenting performance problems
- Selecting the right time and place
- Delivering the news
- Telling the rest of the team<br><br>
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