The holidays are right around the corner-It’s a well-known fact that most employers prefer not to fire people during the holiday season. The New Year rolls around and your attention turns to other matters at hand. Before you know it, the holidays season has begun and the employee you swore you were going to fire is still taking up valuable office space. Vow to do things differently this year. Prepare yourself to have that difficult conversation this week.
You can do better-The employment market and the real estate market have lots in common. Three years ago, many neighborhoods were out of people’s reach. Today, people can purchase a home in some prime neighborhoods and still have money to feed their families. Candidates who were out of your pay scale league are now well within your range. But you won’t know this until you take action and fire that employee.
It’s not going to get better-The person you are thinking of firing has already shown you their best. It’s not going to get any better. In fact, it may get worse. Save yourself and your business. Part ways today.
You deserve better-Sometimes we think we get what we deserve. We believe we have a lousy employee because we aren’t very good at interviewing or perhaps we aren’t the best manager. Even those who are skilled at interviewing make mistakes. Don’t punish yourself for being human. Shake hands and say so long.
Your front line employees are the key to your bottom line success-There is nothing one more important to your business than the face of your company. Do your front line employees represent your business well? If you have to think about this, then it’s time to hire a new team.
I’ve had to fire many people in my day and have compiled a list of ways to tactfully do so. In my book, Suddenly in Charge, I devote an entire chapter to employee terminations. The chapter is titled, Timeless Tips for Tactful Terminations. You can download a copy today and begin to move forward or you can wait until the holidays roll around again before taking action. The choice is yours to make.