Dismissing an Employee


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Preparing to Dismiss an Employee

Overview/Description
Dismissing an employee is never an easy task because it can be emotionally difficult. Also, dismissals can impact other employees and the company. If it’s the right thing to do and you’re well prepared, the dismissal can provide an opportunity for you to educate other employees, and improve employee morale and productivity. Being well prepared for dismissing an employee allows you to handle the dismissal with integrity and fairness. This course covers the benefits of being properly prepared when dealing with employee dismissals. It also provides the steps to help you dismiss an employee properly. The steps include providing clear expectations, giving warnings, making the final decision, and preparing a termination letter.

Target Audience
Managers, professionals, or anyone who wants to understand how to prepare for employee terminations

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives
Preparing to Dismiss an Employee

  • recognize the benefits of being able to prepare for the dismissal of an employee properly
  • identify actions to take to make sure the employee knows what is expected in a given scenario
  • match examples of situations requiring discipline with the appropriate disciplinary action to be taken
  • determine whether an employee should be dismissed in a given scenario
  • recognize the requirements of a dismissal letter that have been met in a given scenario

Managing the Dismissal of an Employee

Overview/Description

One of the main reasons managers are reluctant to dismiss an employee is because they dread the termination interview. Even if the termination is a layoff, giving notice to an employee is a heavy burden. How you manage the termination interview will impact remaining employees and your organization. You must learn how to handle dismissals fairly by preparing yourself in advance and maintaining control of the situation. Ensure your company’s security and the well-being of your team members by undertaking the appropriate follow-up responsibilities. This course covers how to prepare for the termination interview by forming your approach and creating a structure for the interview. It also provides you with guidelines to follow when conducting a termination interview and outlines the types of follow-up responsibilities that might be required.

Target Audience
Managers, professionals, or anyone who wants to understand how to prepare for employee dismissals

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Managing the Dismissal of an Employee

  • recognize how to prepare effectively for a termination interview
  • identify guidelines for conducting a termination interview that have been correctly implemented in a given scenario
  • conduct a termination interview effectively in a given scenario
  • recognize appropriate follow-up activities to undertake when dismissing an employee



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