The Art of Respectful Firing

No one ever wants to hear the words, “You’re Fired.” Granted, there are times when employees’ actions may be cause for immediate dismissal (i.e. perform illegal transactions on the job, pose a direct threat to co-workers, etc.). Often though, under-performance and unmet expectations are more likely reasons for people being fired. Sometimes efforts to correct problematic behaviors simply don’t work. This article provides suggestions to assist managers in handling these situations proactively.