of employee is easier than you think. Here's a fool-proof procedure.
Most of the time, the termination of employee occurs when the employee
has done something to deserve getting fired. In this case you won’t
have much trouble telling the employee that you are letting them
When you realize that firing someone will improve morale and your
business productivity, you can sleep at night.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always the circumstances when terminating
employees. Sometimes financial issues or downsizing will require
you to ax a good employee, or even one that you liked personally.
This is always much harder to do, and you will need more emotional
Here's how to ease the separation pain for you and the good employee.
You should begin by drafting a termination letter. In it you must
be honest about what has lead to the termination of employees. Don’t
sugarcoat your reasons, as this may lead the employee to feeling
patronized or lied-to. If you had to choose him or her because of
the lowest sale rate, explain that. If it's based on the work performance
of the person's entire department that you are laying off -- then
say those. Honestly is the best tool to make a termination more bearable.
Kind Termination of Employee
Another way to help the termination is to aid the employee in any
future endeavors he or she may have. If you feel the employee was
genuinely hardworking and honest, you should offer to write a letter
of recommendation or act as a reference for future employers in the
You should even call up your business acquaintances and personally
refer the employee to the new employer. This will make the termination
much less painful, since you are showing a personal vote of confidence
in the employee (and showing the termination is because of financial
issues rather than performance).
When you feel the employee has served you well during his or her
time of employment, you should do all you can to make it on him or
termination of employee is critical, here's how to protect your