Most business owners have the same rules and regulations when it comes to their employees. We’d like for them to be on time, stick to the dress code that is assigned, to work well with others, and to give it everything they’ve got when they come in each day. It’s really not hard to do all of these things that are required. Although, sometimes we don’t always get lucky and we mistake a bad employee as a good employee at the beginning.
If you’ve given your employee several chances to improve themselves and they haven’t and don’t plan to, now is the time to get rid of them. This may be a little uncomfortable, but if will only stress you out more if you don’t get rid of them. Take a few of these steps, and make the process easier.
How to Fire an Employee:
- Before you fire them, you should let them know that you’re not happy with how they’re working so that this isn’t a total shock.
- When you do fire them, call them into your office and have a seat with them.
- Thank them for taking the chance to work for you, and thank them for the good work they have done (if any).
- Next, let them know that you don’t think this job is for them.
- Give them a couple reasons why you feel that way.
- Let them talk and hear them out (if they disagree with you.)
- Now, tell them once again thank you and that you are letting them go.
- Shake hands, and let them go right then and there.
Firing someone isn’t always easy especially if it’s someone you know really well or you’re friends with. Although, you’re running a business to make money, not to make friends. It may sound harsh, but you need the best workers to keep your business going, to open up more jobs, and make more money.