Regardless of your position on the use of capital
punishment in certain criminal cases, the fact remains
that capital punishment ends a life.
In the employment arena, termination ends the “employment
life” of an individual with your organization.
HR CONTRARIAN POINTER: Barring blatant misconduct such as
theft, assault, fraud, etc., an employee should never be
surprised by a termination.
The process you follow to discharge an employee will
largely determine whether you are involved in a lawsuit or
To me, the sign of a good company is the respect and
communication it provides to its least acceptable
employees – the people who are to be fired.
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methodology that is designed to minimize the trauma in
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