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Can't Afford a Severance Package? 5 Alternatives to Consider

Val Matta | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Val Matta

One of the hardest parts about being a manager or decision maker is having to let an employee go. While benefits like severance packages can sometimes ease a firing, what happens when you can't afford them?

5 Tips On How To Deliver Bad News

Debra Fine | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Being the bearer of bad news falls in the category of 'things I'd rather not do' -- along with cleaning bathrooms, fighting off a bear, or installing new software. In all these cases, it's best to be smart about it. And quick. Especially in the case of the bathroom. And the bear.

How to Make Firing Someone Less Awful, for Both of You

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Donald Trump may relish delivering the blow but for many of us, myself included, firing someone is gut-wrenching, break out in a cold sweat, and dread it for days, horrible.

To Serve or Not to Serve, That Is the Question

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Every relationship problem cannot be solved. Being fed up with others is a natural way to feel, but sometimes the answer is to not interact with them at all. This is a service to them and to you.

Company Promises Good News, Then Fires A Bunch Of People

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

We can probably all agree that "layoffs" and "good news" are two phrases that don't usually go together. Apparently, executives at one company fee...

Lessons on Leadership: The University of Virginia Fires a President

Terry Newell | Posted 08.22.2012 | College
Terry Newell

The university will survive this difficult period. Yet UVA's leaders, including Sullivan, would do well to identify the lessons about leadership to be learned from this episode.

Those Matching Work Outfits Could Cost You Your Job

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

It's always a little bit embarrassing when you show up to work wearing the same thing as the person who shares your cubicle (a situation we're very fa...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Jobs Saved By Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Just days ago, it appeared that a hundred low-wage workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in California would lose their jobs after publicly accusi...

U.S. Companies Plan Little Hiring, Firing Over Next Six Months

Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

U.S. companies do not plan to significantly increase payrolls over the next six months but neither do they intend to aggressively fire workers, ac...

Entrepreneur Takes On Former Employer After Firing

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Bryan Van Noy got a pink slip in 2007. After dusting himself off, he set out to launch a business that would challenge traditi...

Hire Up for Your 'Higher Up'

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business
James M. Lynch

If you don't have people in your life that you regularly feel encouraged, empowered and inspired by, then it's time to "hire up." Seek out friends that will engage, challenge and inspire you on a regular basis.

5 Ways Firing People Can Suck Less

Robert Levin | Posted 10.24.2011 | Small Business
Robert Levin

Not firing someone, or even waiting too long, has drastic consequences and in some cases can jeopardize the livelihoods of other employees. In light of this, here are five pieces of practical advice for finally firing those employees who should go.

Firing 101: Handling Messiness the Humane Way

Rob Asghar | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business
Rob Asghar

We owe it to one another to be honest about where we need to improve... and when we might need to move on. It's the human thing.

Rod Kurtz

Is There A Right Way To Fire Someone?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.15.2011 | Small Business

It can be one of the most gut-wrenching decisions a boss has to make, but also one of the most necessary. It's awkward and uncomfortable and emotional...

Dave Jamieson

Employers Firing Workers For Facebook Rants Need To Follow Law: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- American workers have been taking to Facebook and Twitter to passionately vent their workplace gripes, often in the most personal and vu...

Dave Jamieson

Fired Over Facebook: Feds, Managers Navigate 'New Territory' In Employment

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency tasked with enforcing labor law has been fielding complaints from workers across the country who have been fired or d...

Dave Jamieson

Company Unfairly Fired Worker Over His Facebook Posts, Say Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced today that it has filed a complaint alleging that a Chicago-area car dealership wron...

NPR, the Rest of the Federal Budget & a Large Hairy Dog

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sally Kohn

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Catholic College Fires Gay Part-Time Professor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA — A Catholic college in Philadelphia says it has fired a part-time professor after learning from a post on his blog that he has bee...

Layoffs Becoming More Rare, Despite High Unemployment

AP | PAUL WISEMAN and DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. labor force has been split into two groups: the relieved and the desperate. If you have a job, you can exhale; you're less ...

Employee Terminations

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

Letting someone go is hardly something that will be met with enthusiasm. But the key is to get the dynamics right in your own mind first.

Federal Labor Agency Vows To Speed Review Of Possibly Illegal Firings

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal agency that oversees union elections plans to speed up its review of cases where employees are fired during union organ...

Sam Stein

NY Post Loses Bid To Dismiss Explosive Lawsuit By Former Editor

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Post suffered a legal setback on Monday as a U.S. District Court judge denied its motion to dismiss a lawsuit from a former employee alle...

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 12: What's The Best Way To Fire An Employee?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz offers advice about hiring and firing, shares tips on expanding and plays with his new toy Terminator....

The F Word: McChrystal, Afghanistan Policy, And...

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

To heck with the war. It's becoming a story about egos. Or more precisely, as one commentator put it recently, "By focusing on McChrystal's supposed ...