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Employee Terminations: Delaying the Inevitable is Inevitably Bad for the Company

Employee terminations are an unfortunate reality of every business. But that doesn’t mean employers and their managers are good at carrying out terminations.  Take for example a response Sir James Dyson (yes, the vacuum guy was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006) gave when he responded to Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Ask a Billionaire” feature that … Continue Reading

Management Lessons from the NFL: Avoiding Monday Morning Quarterbacking of Your Termination Decisions

Kevin Clark of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote an article, Management Secrets of the NFL, which offered a number of points relative to running a business.  One point that stood out related to hiring and firing decisions. Specifically, the article noted that 12 of the 32 NFL teams have hired a new coach since the … Continue Reading

Avoiding Retaliation Claims: Know What You’re Aiming At Before Pulling the Trigger on a Termination

A recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision extended an employer’s liability for a retaliation claim by employees exercising a right afforded under Michigan’s Worker’s Disability Compensation Act (WDCA) even though the employee had yet to file a petition under the act. This case is also a reminder that employers and their HR professionals need to fully evaluate … Continue Reading

How to Terminate an Employee – Baseball Bat Optional

Bloomberg Businessweek recently featured in its “How to Issue” insight from the manager of the Baltimore Orioles, Buck Showalter, about how to terminate an employee. Mr. Showalter has been a Major League Baseball manager for 14 seasons. Among his recommendations for letting an employee go:  You’re trying to define reality as you and the organization see … Continue Reading
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