4 Common Mistakes Managers Make When Firing Employees


Firing someone is not something that most managers look forward to, but it’s a necessary part of doing business if you want to strengthen a weakness, improve performance or become more efficient. Smart managers handle terminations directly, quietly and compassionately and have documentation to back up their reasons. Other employers can mishandle a firing so badly that they end up in court. Here are four common mistakes that you should avoid when you have the unpleasant task of firing an employee.