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How to Fire Someone

The Mistakes Rookie Managers Make When They Fire Someone

Ellevate | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women

If they're flabbergasted, you haven't given them enough feedback on their performance. Which means you likely aren't giving your team enough feedback. Which means your team is likely performing sub-optimally.

You're Fired-By E-mail?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Remember the Sex and the City episode where Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend broke up with her via sticky note? Firing someone with an e-mail isn't any better from an ethical point of view.

Janean Chun

Why I Laid Off My Best Friend | Janean Chun | Posted 05.01.2012 | Small Business

Susan Southerland and Michele Butler weren't just employer and employee -- they were best friends. They worked together all day at Southerland's compa...

Firing Someone the Right Way

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Because firing is so emotionally charged, it's easy to act counterproductively. To avoid that, here are some guidelines for those times when firing an employee becomes a necessity.

Janean Chun

I Fired My Father | Janean Chun | Posted 03.23.2012 | Small Business

Mitchell Kaneff remembers the first time he sat at his father's desk. He was 5. "I loved spending time with him but he worked six or seven days a week...