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The Termination Meeting – A How To

Posted: July 20, 2015

The decision to terminate an employee can be hard enough. Delivering the news can be much worse. If you’re tasked with the job to break the bad news to someone, keep these tips in mind. These few things can save you, and the employee, a lot of tension and stress.   The termination meeting should be in a place separate and private from other employees. This will help avoid drawing the attention of other employees and reduce the likelihood of interruption.   A “late afternoon” termination meeting may be of assistance, since the employee will not have to face other...

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10 Steps to a Smooth Termination

Posted: July 10, 2015

Terminating an employee can be a sticky task. Getting rid of someone can cause hurt feelings, and sometimes worse, a legal nightmare. The best way to avoid a tricky situation is to have a plan in place. Below we outlined 10 steps to a smoother termination.   Expert James W. Bucking, partner and co-head of the Employment Department at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston, blogging on HR FactFinder, offers 10 tips for handling terminations and avoiding lawsuits. Here’s some of what he says.   Know the Facts. As an employer, you have broad authority to compel employees to talk to...

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