Thursday, October 7, 2010

The "Right" Way to Fire Someone

by Cliff Ennico

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.

Firing an employee--looking someone straight in the eye and telling them they no longer have a source of income--is one of the toughest things you'll ever have to do as a business owner. It's often as hard on the person giving the bad news as it is on the person receiving it. And yet it still needs to be done, especially if you have someone who's "poisoning the well" and bringing the entire business down with them.

As if there is any right way of "letting someone go", but these tips might be helpful.


  1. Very interesting. I also found it helpful in showing how to tactfully give a person bad news.

  2. Great to hear Lucy, not the part of you giving someone bad news though. I'm glad it helped!

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  4. I agree with Lucy.
    Very interesting =)