Author Ellen Ensher discusses some commonly shared fears when firing an employee and walks you through the three steps that can help make the situation more comfortable for both you and the employee.
- Firing an employee is never easy,…but with some preparation, it can be done with less fear.…The first time I fired an employee,…she threw her shoe at my head.…I waited too long to fire her…and let a bad situation become worse.…A manager's typical mistake is to delay firing…an employee by giving in to fear.…Common fears include work disruption, lawsuits,…negative reactions like getting a shoe lobbed at you,…concerns about impact on our teams and employees,…conflict and pain.…
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner says,…"The biggest lesson I have learned as a CEO…"is not to leave the pitcher in the game too long."…As managers, we often reason to ourselves…why we can't fire someone.…But what you should fear is not firing someone…who needs to go.…Consider what could happen if you…don't fire an employee.…Some possible negative repercussions are…poor customer service, loss of sales,…decreased productivity,…or the spread of negativity in the office.…
Consult your HR department for company discipline…and documentation processes.…Sometimes a major transgression, like theft,…
Business professor Ellen Ensher defines what management is in the era of the global workforce and exactly what the role of the manager involves. She explains how to create a compelling vision and culture for your organization, define business goals, and connect the big picture to your team's daily tasks. Next, discover how to build your team, partner with HR on hiring and firing decisions, and coach and mentor employees. Ellen touches on topics that are on the mind of today's leaders—resilience, trust, storytelling, and more—and shares tips to become the best professional version of yourself.
- Roles of a manager
- Becoming a new manager
- Engaging employees
- Creating a compelling vision and culture
- Setting goals
- Hiring and training
- Evaluating performance
- Coaching and mentoring