19 May 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Firing an Employee
There isn’t a single company on Earth that gets all of their hires right – even recruiting thought-leaders like Google. This fact has one inevitable conclusion: at some point you will need to look a bad hire in the eye and tell them they’re fired. Yet why are we so bad at letting people go when it’s clearly necessary?
When that moment comes, you can read 10 top listicles on how to fire someone. But even when they offer good advice, it’s generally focused on what to do in the firing meeting itself. If you’re only starting at such a late stage, you’ve already made some key mistakes.
Because whether you’re a founder, manager, or HR officer, you shouldn’t be firing anyone unless you’re fully prepared. Not only to carefully plan your words during the firing meeting, but to be fully aware of the reasons behind and the future outcomes of the scenario about to unfold. Here are some key questions you must answer before telling someone you’re letting them go.