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How to respectfully fire someone

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HC Online | 05 Apr 2016, 10:31 AM Agree 0
Whether they're a major player or a junior clerk, one CEO says it's important to keep things civil and stop bridges being burned.
  • HR Manager | 05 Apr 2016, 11:35 AM Agree 0
    I disagree. Not telling someone why they are no longer required by the company is completely disrespectful and arrogant. All is does is demonstrate that you hold the power, and don't need to explain your decision. A skilled leader can explain the reason for their decision and still give them no room to negotiate, assuming the decision is legitimate. By not showing an employee the courtesy of explaining the decision, you risk damaging their self esteem and confidence, and show to other employees left behind a level of disrespect that can be harmful to your brand. We, as employers, need to balance commercial decisions with treating people fairly during the process. The business outcome is the same, but we leave our ex-employees a little less broken.
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