Disciplining and Firing

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.

How to Fire Employees With Compassion

Firing is never easy for anyone, but it can be less painful if you follow these tips.

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.

How to Fire Someone Without Getting Sued (Infographic)

Dismissals can sometimes backfire, leading to taxing legal clashes. ThatÂ’s why it's crucial to have your bases covered.

4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee

Know the rules, provide evidence and conduct the termination in a thoughtful and caring manner.

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.

How Hiring and Firing Employees Is Just Like Poker

When do you go 'all in' on talent or fold the hand you are dealt?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

7 Steps to Defuse Workplace Tension

Don't let unresolved conflict poison your office.

In Search of the Truth

What should you do if an employee is lying to you?

Motivating Gen X, Gen Y Workers

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

Layoffs: Who Stays, and Who Goes?

Assess what makes your company profitable, and who makes it happen.

The Right Way to Fire Someone

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.

Appraising Employee Performance

Taking time to review your employees is important to their success and the success of your company. Follow these tips for developing effective appraisals.

Your Guide to Terminating Employees

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

When and How to Discipline Employees

This HR expert offers advice on how to handle employee misconduct.

Establishing an Employee Review System

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

Firing a Popular Employee

How do you appease your employees after you fire their favorite co-worker?

Learning to Say What You Mean to Employees

Tips for making sure your suggestions and corrections are understood by everyone

You're Dismissed

Face it--part of your job is relieving others of theirs. So how do you do it right?

Using Assessment Tests to Your Advantage

Employee assessment tools can be valuable, but only if you apply the results to your workplace.

Fire Proof

A thorough investigation is the only way to build a case against problem employees.

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