Management Tips From Holly Landau: Pt 3
There are usually three main reasons why you have to let someone go: poor employee performance, gross misconduct (stealing, workplace violence, etc.), or you're dissolving their position. Often, business owners are reluctant to deal directly with the issue of firing someone, but there are some specific steps you can take to protect yourself and your company from potential emotional backlash and lawsuits for wrongful discharge. If you create a clear set of performance expectations and regularly revisit these expectations, it should be no surprise to an employee that he/she is not meeting them within the scheduled timeframe. Give employees the resources to succeed, but if they don't, be willing to let them go.