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Firing

Managing Employees

Avoid Elon Musk-Style Firing Sprees by Having Hard Conversations Sooner

Confronting employees who misbehave is never fun (or easy), but company leaders can't afford to ignore bad behavior until it creates larger issues.

Why Firing Some of Your Employees Could Be the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Business

It's time to truly evaluate your employees to determine if they're still (or ever have been) a good fit for your organization.

When to Cut Ties With a Longtime Employee

You need to do what's best for the business.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Firing a Remote Employee

There are ways to make the process fair, respectful and relatively painless.

Inside Netflix's Notorious Firing Practices

The 'keeper test' is reportedly employed by CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings.

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