Performance Management—What’s A PIP?
The firing process doesn’t start with the conversation where you actually let them go. It starts long before, when you actually create your job description, because that’s when you began setting expectations for the role. Throughout the hiring process and your new hire’s time with your company, you should always be discussing expectations and performance. Unless there is an incident that requires immediate termination, firing someone should never come as a surprise to either side. You can ensure that it is never a surprise by effectively managing performance, and when you need to, putting a performance improvement plan (PIP) in place.