News and Articles About Disciplining and Firing

How to Fire Employees With Compassion
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How to Fire Employees With Compassion

Firing is never easy for anyone, but it can be less painful if you follow these tips.
Dan Yoo
What Lessons You Should Learn When You Fire Someone
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What Lessons You Should Learn When You Fire Someone

No one likes to let someone go. But, when you do, make sure you are using it as a learning experience for leadership.
Lindsay Broder
How to Fire Someone Without Getting Sued (Infographic)
Legal Center

How to Fire Someone Without Getting Sued (Infographic)

Dismissals can sometimes backfire, leading to taxing legal clashes. That's why it's crucial to have your bases covered.
Geoff Weiss
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4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee
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4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee

Know the rules, provide evidence and conduct the termination in a thoughtful and caring manner.
Heather R. Huhman
Barbara Corcoran: I Used to Fire 25 Percent of My Sales Team Each Year
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Barbara Corcoran: I Used to Fire 25 Percent of My Sales Team Each Year

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.
Geoff Weiss
How Hiring and Firing Employees Is Just Like Poker
Growth Strategies

How Hiring and Firing Employees Is Just Like Poker

When do you go 'all in' on talent or fold the hand you are dealt?
Adam Toren
Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Leadership

Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how to be a better leader, communicate with potential clients, keep your customers happy and more advice for business owners.
Brian Patrick Eha
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go
Growth Strategies

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go

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.
Lisa Girard
Nightmare on Main Street: Workers That Can Sap Your Soul
Growth Strategies

Nightmare on Main Street: Workers That Can Sap Your Soul

A horror-story employee can turn a high-performing team into zombies. Here's how to recognize this familiar plot line.
Chris McIntyre
How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee
Growth Strategies

How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

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.
Mikal E. Belicove
Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them
Growth Strategies

Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them

Small companies aren't immune from workplace behavior problems. Here's what to do about them.
Gwen Moran
7 Steps to Defuse Workplace Tension
Growth Strategies

7 Steps to Defuse Workplace Tension

Don't let unresolved conflict poison your office.
In Search of the Truth
Leadership

In Search of the Truth

What should you do if an employee is lying to you?
Jennifer Wang
Motivating Gen X, Gen Y Workers
Leadership

Motivating Gen X, Gen Y Workers

A primer on how to get the most out of younger employees