How to Counsel and Fire Personnel Effectively
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How to Counsel and Fire Personnel Effectively

Learn the Skills to Select, Hire and Manage In the First Place and How to Terminate Employment When Necessary
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Created by L.D. Sewell
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to handle difficut and often very stressful situations with confidence, authority at the same time doing what needs to be done while treating the other party with the proper courtesy dignity and respect that they deserve.
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  • There are no mandatory prerequisites.

Every business will need to fire personnel sooner or later and end other relationships. These are not situations to be taken lightly nor handled by incompetent nor otherwise improperly trained personnel. Handling these situations wrong can cause an already stressful and unpleasant situation for the person being terminated to be much worse on them than ever need be - and it can end very badly for all involved in the worst cases.

Verbal altercations, threats, even physical violence are all real possibilities not to mention regulatory complaints and possible legal issues. 

Some risks are inherent yet the vast majority of the times things go truly sideways and end in some level of tragedy - the root cause can be traced directly back to the person who handled the actual termination and how they went about it.

Learn how to handle these situations the right way.

In this course you will learn not only how to handle an actual termination - but what you can do long before then and should do once it becomes apparent that a termination will be likely in the near future. You will need to counsel the employee involved at the beginning of the problem behavior and document everything you do - and do it all correctly. In some cases the employee may change their behavior and resolve the issues allowing you and your organization to be able to retain them and avoid the need to terminate their employment in the first place.

In the event that fails you will be documenting that you took all reasonable steps prior to the termination. When it comes down to the date and time and the event itself I will walk you through recommendations of what to do - and caution you on things you should absolutely NOT do...

Counseling and firing people is a serious part of business with significant potential repercussions for all involved. Be sure you get the training and develop the skills you need to do it right!

Who is the target audience?
  • Business owners managers and supervisors and anyone else responsible for having difficult conversations with employees.
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
Introduction and Course Overview
11 Lectures 50:47

Policies and Procedures - Everyone Needs to Know What to Expect

Orientation - What It is and Why You Need It

Training Your Instructors, Presenters, facilitators and Staff

Establishing and Maintaining Credibility

They Don't Care What You or the Company Wants

The Importance of Understanding Motivation

Continuous Consistent Communication

Recognition and Rewards - What Matters and Why
Application of The Carrot and The Stick
10 Lectures 24:49
Lead By Example and Follow Your Own Rules

Enforce Policies and Require Adherence to Procedures or Its Pointless

Design and Implementation of New Progressive Disciplinary Systems

Reward in Public Counsel in Private

Manage Your Managers

Annual and Periodic Reviews

What You Should and Should NOT Say

When Its Good for One Its Good For ALL

Never Make Idle Threats or False Promises

Review Your Systems Quarterly and Adjust Only When Necessary
Conducting Personal Reviews
10 Lectures 16:55
Be Clear With Yourself on the Purpose and Goals of The Meeting

Create a Written Agenda and Review It Before Your Meeting

Prepare Yourself In Advance

Standard and Effective Forms

Scripts and Role Playing

Be Clear With The Other Person Why They are There and on The Intended Outcome

How to Conduct The Review and Conclude The Review

Have the Employee SIGN The Assessment

What to do When Things Become Unpleasant

Clearly Document The Facts - What to Write Down and What NOT to Write Down
How to Terminate Employment Properly - When, How and Why
9 Lectures 19:09
Pre-Termination Assessment and Considerations

Consult Legal Counsel When and as Necessary

WARNING! Handling Terminations the Wrong Way Can Have Devastating Consequences!

Scheduling The Termination Meeting - What to Do and What NOT to Do

Know Your Objective - Be Clear On This Before You Start!

When Warranted Have a Second Manager of Sit In On The Termination

NEVER EVER Lay Into, Verbally Disparage or Criticize The Employee

Keep the Meeting Brief and To The Point

Course Summary and Closing Remarks
About the Instructor
L.D. Sewell
4.8 Average rating
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3 Students
8 Courses
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Business management, leadership, tactics and systems have been a major interest and focus of mine my entire adult life and remain so to this day. I have been a lifelong student of personal development and  productivity improvement systems, which I have utilized in every position I have ever held. Over the years I have held a variety of positions in several businesses and as an entrepreneur I have started, owned and operated several companies of my own along the way too. 

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