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Ten Tips for Termination

Ten Tips for Termination

When the time comes, remember these ten tips for terminating with care and control:

  1. Take time to review the termination situation carefully to ensure that all company policies are being followed.
  2. Take time to prepare your script-your outline of what you plan to say.
  3. Anticipate how the employee might react to the termination and plan how you will respond.
  4. Always include at least one other supervisor or manager to assist you during the termination meeting.
  5. Conduct the termination discussion at a time and in a place where both the employee and the remaining employees will not be unduly embarrassed.
  6. Identify a way to exit the building that will minimize any embarrassment to the terminated employee and cause the least disruption to remaining employees.
  7. Always prepare a brief summary report of the termination meeting and file it appropriately.
  8. Take time to notify remaining employees and, when appropriate, affected company customers.
  9. Use a comprehensive planning guide to review your entire planning process.
  10. Remember to always think CARE and CONTROL.

Source: AMI's training video Care & Control: A Better Approach to Terminations