Need to Fire Someone? Here are 5 Tips

business management advice for remodeling businessesIt can happen a lot in the home improvement industry. Nearly every business owner has had to fire someone. Even if you haven’t had to yet… it’s bound to happen at some point.

Whatever your experience, here are 5 tips on how to successfully let someone go, from Roxi Hewerton – CEO of Highland Consulting Group.

Of all the tips, I think this one is the most important:

Be Clear – Whenever possible, have a conversation with the employee before the firing stage, stating that his or her job is in jeopardy. If the termination is due to gross misconduct — like stealing or lying on a résumé — then give a clear-cut reason. Get to the point, then stand up, offer your hand, and wish them well. If the employee falls into a difficult emotional state, give them time to pull themselves together. Just be patient, be kind, and be human.

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