The termination conversation: The most distasteful part of any manager’s job. Here are some guidelines on how to handle these confrontations in a humane, controlled and legally safe way.
Before a confrontation can happen, HR’s often faced with getting managers past their normal aversion to making the final termination decision.
A few of the more common rationalizations supervisors use to avoid dropping the axe – and why these avoidance tactics don’t make sense:
‘Maybe they’ll improve’
This is usually an idle hope – if they were going to improve, wouldn’t they have done so before things got this far?