Firing

Reflecting On Hires, Fires, & Your Process

1. Why Didn’t This Hire Work Out?
2. Evaluate Your Leadership & Process
3. Make Changes
4. Conclusion

Firing a team member is never a fun experience, and of course you never want it to happen again—but chances are it will because it’s a very normal part of running a business. At the same time, every firing situation should teach you something, so that it does happen less frequently over time. It’s important to do a post-mortem every time you let someone go, to think through what went wrong, and how you can avoid similar situations in the future.

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