Letting someone go from their position—just thinking about it can give even the most steeled, experienced managers the shivers. There is probably nothing that falls under a manager’s purview that is more loathed than having to fire someone. It is not fun and it is never easy. But sometimes, there is no other choice and it has to be done. The real trick here is knowing how to handle it well in the virtual workplace.

Let’s Level Set, Shall We?

You’ve had some issues with a certain employee. You’ve discussed these issues with them, documented everything, written them up when necessary, and yet, the problems persist. The decision has been made to let them go because keeping them would be detrimental to the organization. Now comes the ...

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