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Disciplining and Firing

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Disciplining and Firing

Firing an employee or giving an underperforming employee a negative review are some of the toughest things you'll ever have to do as a business owner. It can be as difficult for person giving the bad news as it is on the person receiving it. These articles will help you navigate how to handle these tough decisions.

News and Articles About Disciplining and Firing

Barbara Corcoran: I Used to Fire 25 Percent of My Sales Team Each Year
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The 'Shark Tank' star knows a thing or two about how to fire someone. After all, she made it an annual, company-wide practice at her real-estate firm.
April 9, 2014 in Leadership
How Hiring and Firing Employees Is Just Like Poker

How Hiring and Firing Employees Is Just Like Poker

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When do you go 'all in' on talent or fold the hand you are dealt?
January 9, 2014 in Managing Employees
Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at how to be a better leader, communicate with potential clients, keep your customers happy and more advice for business owners.
November 15, 2013 in Leadership
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go

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Every time you are tempted to fire an employee, use it as an opportunity to look in the mirror and learn. The fact that an employee isn't performing according to your expectations may not be his problem, but yours.
August 28, 2013 in Managing Employees
Nightmare on Main Street: Workers That Can Sap Your Soul

Nightmare on Main Street: Workers That Can Sap Your Soul

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A horror-story employee can turn a high-performing team into zombies. Here's how to recognize this familiar plot line.
December 7, 2012 in Managing Employees
How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

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As movie studios go after those who've illegally uploaded their content to the Internet, business owners should determine their recourse should an employee cross the line on your dime.
December 29, 2011 in Managing Employees
Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them

Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them

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Small companies aren't immune from workplace behavior problems. Here's what to do about them.
August 5, 2011 in Managing Employees
7 Steps to Defuse Workplace Tension

7 Steps to Defuse Workplace Tension

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Don't let unresolved conflict poison your office.
July 29, 2010 in Managing Employees
In Search of the Truth

In Search of the Truth

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What should you do if an employee is lying to you?
June 21, 2010 in Managing Employees
Motivating Gen X, Gen Y Workers

Motivating Gen X, Gen Y Workers

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A primer on how to get the most out of younger employees
May 10, 2010 in Managing Employees

Layoffs: Who Stays, and Who Goes?

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Assess what makes your company profitable, and who makes it happen.
May 20, 2009 in Managing Employees

The Right Way to Fire Someone

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Firing an employee may be the hardest thing you'll have to do, but if you follow these tips, you can get the job done right.
September 11, 2006 in Managing Employees

Appraising Employee Performance

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Taking time to review your employees is important to their success and the success of your company. Follow these tips for developing effective appraisals.
October 3, 2005 in Managing Employees

Your Guide to Terminating Employees

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It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. Our expert tells you how to professionally--and legally--fire an employee.
August 1, 2005 in Managing Employees

When and How to Discipline Employees

This HR expert offers advice on how to handle employee misconduct.
June 23, 2005 in Managing Employees

Establishing an Employee Review System

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By setting clear standards and involving employees in the review process, your entire company can benefit from formal appraisals.
April 5, 2004 in Managing Employees

Firing a Popular Employee

How do you appease your employees after you fire their favorite co-worker?
November 5, 2003 in Managing Employees

Learning to Say What You Mean to Employees

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Tips for making sure your suggestions and corrections are understood by everyone
October 6, 2003 in Managing Employees

You're Dismissed

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Face it--part of your job is relieving others of theirs. So how do you do it right?
March 1, 2003 in Managing Employees

Using Assessment Tests to Your Advantage

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Employee assessment tools can be valuable, but only if you apply the results to your workplace.
February 17, 2003 in Managing Employees

Fire Proof

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A thorough investigation is the only way to build a case against problem employees.
July 1, 2002 in Managing Employees

Boys Will <i>Not</i> Be Boys

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Lewdness and rudeness can be a mess for your business-even without mixed company.
November 1, 2001 in Managing Employees

To Fire or Not to Fire a Problem Employee

He's brought your company to success, but he's making everyone around him miserable. What are your options?
September 3, 2001 in Managing Employees

Who Hired Pottymouth?

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Everybody's talking dirty these days. Is cursing out of control in your workplace?
September 1, 2001 in Managing Employees

Appraising the Performance Appraisal

If you've got something to say to employees, spit it out--don't wait for their annual reviews.
July 2, 2001 in Managing Employees

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