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Fire Someone 
© SurePayroll, Inc. 2014 
How to
Letting someone go 
Here are 5 tips to help ease the process from a recently published New York Times article. 
Source: Th...
Avoid embarrassment and be straightforward. The person knows it’s not working out. 
Let them save face
Don’t procrastinate 
Time rarely helps the situation. Once you’ve made your decision, follow through accordingly.
Stick to youremployment agreement 
By all means, don’t break the rules. It’s better to error on the side of generosity.
Be clear about the next steps in the process 
This typically means discussing outstanding projects, handing over passwords...
Announce the decision to the rest of the company 
Your company’s culture plays a role here along with its size.
Get Small Business Tips 
Visit The Payroll Blog 
Easy. Online. SurePayroll. 
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How to Fire Someone: 5 Tips

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While hiring your first employee tends to be an exciting experience, letting someone go can be stressful. Whether you need to terminate an employee because of a downturn in business, skills are no longer a fit or if the person made a very poor choice, making the process easier for both parties is the best scenario. Here are a few pointers on to help you tackle the process and leave the employee with dignity.

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How to Fire Someone: 5 Tips

  1. 1. Fire Someone © SurePayroll, Inc. 2014 How to
  2. 2. Letting someone go Here are 5 tips to help ease the process from a recently published New York Times article. Source: The New York Times
  3. 3. Avoid embarrassment and be straightforward. The person knows it’s not working out. Let them save face
  4. 4. Don’t procrastinate Time rarely helps the situation. Once you’ve made your decision, follow through accordingly.
  5. 5. Stick to youremployment agreement By all means, don’t break the rules. It’s better to error on the side of generosity.
  6. 6. Be clear about the next steps in the process This typically means discussing outstanding projects, handing over passwords and packing up personal belongings.
  7. 7. Announce the decision to the rest of the company Your company’s culture plays a role here along with its size.
  8. 8. Get Small Business Tips Visit The Payroll Blog Easy. Online. SurePayroll. Discover More

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