Employee Termination Processes

Having to fire an employee is never an easy task. Sometimes, despite attempts of open communication and encouraging performance, an employee will need to be terminated from the company.

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  • Course Objectives

Module 1:

  • Placing an Employee on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) Before Firing

  • Justification

  • Validate

  • Include

  • Be Grateful

  • Knowledge Check

Module 2:

  • Employees Who Should Be Terminated (I)

  • Feeling of Entitlement

  • Cannot Perform Job Functions

  • Can’t Function with Other Employees

  • They Overpromise and Under Deliver

  • Knowledge Check

Module 3:

  • Employees Who Should Be Terminated (II)

  • Blatant Disregard for Customers

  • They Are Unreliable

  • Don’t Adhere to Code of Conduct

  • Use Company Property for Personal Use

  • Knowledge Check

Module 4:

  • Things to Consider When Setting Up the Termination Meeting

  • Meeting Attendees

  • Venue of the Meeting

  • Security Presence

  • Logistics

  • Knowledge Check

Module 5:

  • The Correct Way to Fire an Employee (I)

  • Use Positive Language

  • Review Past Feedback

  • Concentrate on Specific Behavior

  • Fire Early in the Week

  • Knowledge Check

Module 6:

  • The Correct Way to Fire an Employee (II)

  • Keep it Short

  • Have Employee Sign Release

  • Transfer Terminated Employee’s Functions

  • Avoid Fighting Unemployment Claims with Employee

  • Knowledge Check

Module 7:

  • What an Employment Termination Checklist Should Contain

  • Notification to Human Resources

  • Systems Access Terminations

  • Return of Company Property

  • Benefits Status

  • Knowledge Check

Module 8:

  • The “Don’ts” of Firing an Employee (I)

  • No Performance Improvement Plan

  • Using an Electronic Method

  • Fire Without a Witness

  • Provide Long Reason for Firing

  • Knowledge Check

Module 9:

  • The “Don’ts” of Firing an Employee(II)

  • Not Making the Decision Final

  • Let Employee Take Company Property

  • Allow Access to Work Area

  • Permit Information System Access

  • Knowledge Check

Module 10:

  • Conduct Effective Exit Interviews

  • When, How and Who

  • Objective of the Process

  • Company Readiness for Exit Interviews

  • Execute the Feedback Results

  • Knowledge Check


  • Post Test

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