Employee Termination Processes

Having to fire an employee is never an easy task.  Sometimes, despite attempts of open communication and encouraging performance, an employee will need to be terminated from the company.  One of the hardest aspects of preparing to fire an employee is to separate the emotions from the facts.  Firing an employee should always be a last resort, so it is important that the manager has covered all other avenues possible before moving forward.

With this workshop, participants will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of skills when they find themselves in a situation where they have to let an employee go.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Create employee performance plans
  • Identify employees who should be terminated
  • Establish effective termination meetings
  • Know the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of firing an employee
  • Be able to conduct exit interviews

Course Outline:

Module One:

Getting Started

Module Two:

Placing an Employee on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

Before Firing

Module Three:

Employees Who Should Be Terminated I

Module Four:

Employees Who Should Be Terminated II

Module Five:

Things to Consider When Setting Up the Termination Meeting

Module Six:

The Correct Way to Fire an Employee I

Module Seven:

The Correct Way to Fire an Employee II

Module Eight:

What an Employment Termination Checklist Should Contain

Module Nine:

The “Don’ts” of Firing an Employee I

Module Ten:

The “Don’ts” of Firing an Employee II

Module Eleven:

Conduct Effective Exit Interviews

Module Twelve:

Wrapping Up

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