In this economy, or any economy, most people don’t look forward to having to fire anyone.
Do you find yourself in a position where one of your employees has gotten to the point where their job performance is substandard? Where there is little chance of re-habilitation? Where termination is the only option? How did this happen?
- Did the organization outgrow their competencies or was there an organizational change and they no longer fit?
- Was it a result of leadership’s failure to invest in effective Professional and Personal Development?
- Was it an imperfect selecting process during hiring?
In my own estimation, terminating an employee can be avoided 80% of the time through the use of valuable tools, such as employee assessments and techniques during the recruiting, interview and selection process to assure a good fit.
The best ways to not have to fire employees are to:
- Hire the right employees in the first place
- Use tools and techniques, like assessments, training and regular progress meetings to coach and manage them properly
This alone will save you and your company a lot of time and money.
Not only is Termination expensive because of the high cost of recruiting, selecting and training a new replacement employee, but also termination is fraught with danger. Regardless of your best efforts, the employee may:
- Turn on you: claiming discrimination, sexual harassment or harassment in general and the lack of warnings or performance reviews to justify termination;
- Or use blackmail (Yes; blackmail is very common).
Both of these videos (produced by Supercool Creative Agency) show, in addition to the dangers and expense, that firing is hard.
They also show a very weak leader who put himself in a very precarious position where he could easily be manipulated because of weak character.
SO how did this guy get to where he is? Who hired him?
Contact us to learn more about how employee assessments and hiring coaching can help you in all phases of the staffing process including: Recruiting, Selecting, Developing and Retaining