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Firing

Growth Strategies

Should You Fire an Employee Who Lies?

5 factors to consider before handing over a pink slip because of a white lie.
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How to Fire Yourself With Grace When It's Time to Take Your Company to the Next Level

You might need to replace yourself as chief executive to grow your company in a big way. Here's how to help make a smoother transition to a professional manager.
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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.
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When the Axe Swings, Your Worst Employees Will Outperform

Conventional wisdom suggests that companies have been able to maintain output with fewer employees because bosses took care to fire the worst workers and keep their stars. A new study is turning that logic on its head.
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How Not to Fire Employees in the Social Media Age (We're Looking at You, Tim Armstrong)

In today's social-media dominated environment, a firing can have serious negative consequences on the reputations of both the employee and the employer.
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Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fired an employee in front of 1,000 coworkers when the employee tried to photograph the boss during a company meeting, reports say.
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Men's Wearhouse Mysteriously Dismisses Founder George Zimmer

In a bizarre move, the men's apparel company ousts the man who founded it 40 years ago, providing few details.
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3 Reasons a New Hire Isn't Working Out

Business coach Ann Mehl explains the most common reasons why an employee might not be meeting expectations, including poorly defined job responsibilities.
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When It's Time to Hire Staff

Ann Mehl, a business coach, says there are different events in a growing company's lifecycle that will trigger the hiring of staff.
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What to Do Before Firing a Problem Client

When frustration levels are high, beware of making a hasty decision about difficult customers. Here's what you need to know before letting them go.
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Make the Firing Process Easier

Firing an employee is likely low on your list of favorite tasks. These tips can help make this difficult situation as easy as possible for both you and the employee.
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5 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.
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How to Respectfully Terminate Employees

These 4 tips will help avoid lawsuits and keep your reputation intact.
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How to Discipline and Fire Employees

This is a situation no entrepreneur wants to face. But when it happens, you need to know how to do it sensitively--and legally.
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Firing a Popular Employee

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