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Knowing When to Let Go of an Employee


How do you know it's time to let an employee go? The decision is rarely easy, but often the clues are everywhere. It could be due to performance expectations not being met, maybe they're a bad fit, or possibly they do not possess the values or skill sets that you had hoped.

If you find yourself answering 'yes' to any of the below, then there's more clarity than you think.

1. You spend too much time searching for reasons not to let them go. You're putting off the inevitable decision.

2. You can't picture them being great. Mediocre, yes. Leading a team, no.

3. Trust has been broken. We all make mistakes, but bad judgment should never be the norm.

4. They possess toxic characteristics - apathy, drama, dishonesty, bad-mouthing or constantly arguing, lacks motivation, bringing down morale.

When did you know it was time to let an employee go?

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