Don’t Burn Your Bridges: How to Respectfully Fire Someone

Firing someone is an unfortunate duty of a manager, and often times this termination conversation leaves bridges burned and very unhappy former employees.  While there is no way you can make a person happy by firing them, there are several ways to “lessen the blow.”  According to Amy Levin-Epstein, of, there are 5 common mistakes that managers make during the firing process, and she offers 5 suggestions to improve upon these mistakes.  These mistakes range from avoiding eye contact with the person you are firing to not allowing the ex-employee time to process the news you have just delivered. 
Read “How NOT to Fire Someone: 5 Common Mistakes” to further learn how to avoid burning the bridges you have spent time and effort building.