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In today’s INNsider Tip, I will talk about a Timeline to Follow Before Firing an Employee.

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When running a business, you have to consider your bottom line and the effect an unproductive employee would have on the rest of your staff, you should also consider their personal situation.

 

If they have lost focus due to outside factors such as health concerns, relationship problems, divorce, death in the family, or financial problems, these are all issues that may be temporary and by everybody pulling together, you could save the loss of a valuable employee.

 

This might give the employee the opportunity to resolve their problems and improve their performance in a timelier manner.

 

Make sure to have a policy in your operations manual explaining grounds for termination and go over it with the employee.

 

Document your conversations, and then both you and your employee sign the document or send them an e-mail with a record of the conversation and have them reply that they have read it.

It is very important to keep a paper trail as well as a record of all disciplinary actions.  

 

Give them a plan of action, specific improvements or changes required in order for them to keep their job, and clear deadlines of when these improvements or changes must be seen.

 

Set up a timeline. Not all problems can be solved as fast as we would like, but a timeline and goals with deadlines will help you see if there’s any improvement, or not.

 

If improvement is not shown, make it clear to the employee that termination is the next step.

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This is the timeline to follow before firing an employee if you wish to make a very difficult situation easier.

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