What to Do When an Employee Starts Crying in a Disciplinary Meeting
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What to Do When an Employee Starts Crying in a Disciplinary Meeting

It is uncomfortable to see a person cry, especially if something we said or did was the catalyst.  For this reason, many managers will delay difficult conversations to avoid the potential for conflict and any related emotions. However, rarely will avoidance resolve the issue. Early invention is the key to more effective constructive feedback and…

End of the Road: Termination
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End of the Road: Termination

Deciding to terminate someone’s employment under any circumstances is complicated. The risk means employers must be thoughtful, fair-minded, and strategic. Termination on-the-spot without any investigation, conversation, or prior discipline often backfires. If the misconduct is severe, opt to suspend the employee pending an investigation, and carefully review all the evidence first. Make sure the organization…