11 Tips for Firing an Employee

These tips will help make firing an employee quick and professional.

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From the outside, a company might look perfect and successful. That's because leaders typically carry out unpleasant and unavoidable tasks behind closed doors.

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David explains how to fire someone at your company.

When you're thinking about letting someone go, ask yourself why you hired them in the first place. You'll probably realize it's because you didn't hire them properly.

Bet-David discusses 11 important tactics to keep in mind when firing someone. Start off by putting it gently to the person -- it's important to avoid any retaliation or misinterpretations. Getting right to the point, acknowledging their feelings and asking for permission to give feedback are some ways to make the firing process quick and professional.

Firing employees gets easier as you gain more experience. For more tips, click play.

Watch more YouTube videos from Bet-David on his channel and check out his new book Drop Out And Get Schooled.

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Patrick Bet-David

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Patrick Bet-David teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and personal development while inspiring people to break from limiting beliefs or other constraints and achieve their dreams. It has been referred to as “the best channel for entrepreneurs.” Learn more from Patrick's invaluable expertise and check out Patrick's new book Drop Out And Get Schooled: The Case For Thinking Twice About College.

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