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How to Fire Someone from Your Business.

December 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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( Running a successful business is all about finding the right people to help you on your journey. In an ideal world, you will have recruited colleagues who are enthusiastic, proactive, diligent, and loyal workers who help your business grow from strength to strength. Although it is important to have confidence in your recruitment process, it is also vital that have processes in place, should you end up hiring the wrong person and decide to terminate their employment. Planning ahead will help you to keep your organization safe and scandal free. Below are five tips for if you need to fire someone from your business.

Invest in your human resources department

As the leader of your business, it is important that you don’t get caught up in disputes and drama. That is why you need to invest in your human resources department. Otherwise, you will be forced to handle matters alone and could be accused of favoritism, or worse. An effective human resources department will also come in handy if you decide to let anyone go. They will understand the correct legal procedures and will be experts in managing complex interactions.

Read through your contracts

Before you make any rash decisions, you will need to read through your contracts. This is the perfect opportunity for you to find out whether or not you are in the right. If you are going to protect the finances and the reputation of your business, you can’t afford to fire someone unfairly. Perhaps your contracts stipulate that you have to give verbal and written warnings before letting someone go. Maybe you are obliged to provide sufficient evidence to justify your decision. Whatever the case, it is best to be prepared. Otherwise, a disgruntled employee could land you with a law suit.

Prepare for every eventuality

Even if you are fairly hopeful that your firing will go smoothly, it is still worth preparing for every eventuality. For instance, you could choose a meeting room that is positioned away from your main operation. This will ensure any raised voices or uncomfortable conversations are kept private. You should also make sure to have at least one other person present to supervise the meeting. This will help you to prove that everything was above board and impeccably handled.

Collect evidence

In order to justify your decision, you will need to collect evidence. Make sure that you turn to the experts for help, as your information needs to be bullet proof. In some instances, you may even have to hire eforensics professionals. This service will help you to find digital information concerning your worker’s activities. It will also help you to make sure that your departing employee has not taken any client data, supplier information, or intellectual property with them. You can never truly know how someone will react to getting fired, so it is best to be prepared.

Find a suitable replacement

If your departing employee had an important role in your business, it is vital that you plan for their replacement. Obviously you don’t want to advertise the position before you have let your current worker go, but you should have a plan of action for the future. Why not look online to find your next employee? You can carry out some provisional research and then spring into action the moment you are free to do so.

Staff Writer; Carla Day

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