Archive for the ‘Layoffs & Dismissials’ Category

Job Layoffs Must Be Last Resort

In this time of recession, companies who have suffered terrible losses react by first laying off several employees, thinking that doing so would save them money.  However, layoffs are usually short-term solutions and can be deemed detrimental to the company.Looking deeper, companies layoff employees not just to save money, but also to look good once the numbers rack up.  In the United States, companies have to release their quarterly figures and compare whether their earnings have exceeded the f…

Alternatives to Job Layoffs

In our previous article, we have talked about why job cuts are not recommended as a first reaction to companies suffering from financial loss.  We have discussed how layoffs would ultimately cost companies more money, affect their performance, and even reduce the morale and quality of their workforce.If you are considering laying off some of your employees in favor of supposed saving you think your company would incur, take a look at some suggestions from money experts about how to organize your…

How to Fire an Employee

One of the toughest things that an employer has to do is to fire an employee. More often than not, it’s harder for the person giving the bad news than the one receiving it. But it needs to be done, to remove the “bad apple” in the company. Here are some tips to consider when having to face the termination of an employee, while not shaming and bruising the person’s ego: Check past feedback. Look back at the company’s past relationship with the employee and check if overly positive sig…

Terminating an Employee

Tell the individual in person.Make sure that more than one person is present for the termination meeting. Make sure to have a witness in the case the substance of the meeting becomes an issue in litigation.Take notes during the termination meeting.Make the reasons for the termination clear.Avoid problems. Don’t create risk of liability for defamation by calling an employee an incompetent or a thief.Let the employee talk. Give to the employee the opportunity to tell his side of the story.Ma…

Employment Ending Checklist

Here’s a termination checklist that should be reviewed in advance of every termination decision.Check if the rule that has been violatedKnow if the employee receives a personal written copy of the rule violated.Make sure you have complied the letter with any applicable progressive disciplinary policy.Make sure if other employees have violated the rule, these employee they receive the same disciplinary action as the at-issue employee.Analyze if it is the incident that triggered the final wa…