How to Fire Someone, Humanely

One of the most difficult tasks facing any employer is firing someone. Whether it is because the business needs to downsize, their role is no longer required, or because their work is simply not up to scratch, it is not something most decent-minded employers relish. There are established rules and guidelines on the legal formalities – which should of course be followed very carefully – however the human side is often overlooked. Planning for the ‘soft’ issues is just as important as the ‘hard’ ones.

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