Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Knowing when termination is appropriate, part of Letting an Employee Go.
Here's a tough question.…How do you know when to stop giving more chances…and advice and reprimands and…actually decide to let an employee go.…The truth is it's not a perfect science.…But if you're paying attention and know…what to look for, you can make the right call.…Let's start with extreme behaviors.…Sometimes, unfortunately, employees make it easy on you…and act out in a way that requires swift dismissal.…For example, any kind of violence…Getting caught engaging in sexual harassment.…
Drug or alcohol use at work.…Embezzling company assets.…Or giving away or selling proprietary information.…In many of these cases, immediate action is required.…Potentially, not only involving…security and HR, but also the police.…Most employee performance or behavior problems,…however, are not extreme…and do not warrant immediate termination.…Thus, your job is a bit more difficult.…You have to be vigilant in making…observations and documenting behavior.…
Typically, your efforts will correct the performance issue,…but if they don't it's time to consider letting them go.…
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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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