How to fire an employee the right way

For many people, letting an employee or several employees go is a difficult and uncomfortable task primarily because of the emotions involved and the negative impact the act entails for its recipient.

Information Technology career specialist and human resources experts interviewed by provide some useful advice not only on how to handle the situation with respect for the terminated person but what covers other practical matters such as email privileges, and access to devices, software and data.
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Among other things, the article gives advice on who should break the news to the terminated employee, what topics should be discussed during the meeting and how long should it take.

When is the best time to fire someone? There is no best time.

Empathy should be the key throughout the whole process, according to the experts. Always think, how would you like to be treated if the roles were reversed?

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