The Joy to Lead Podcast

How to Let Team Members Go

August 11, 2020 Kaylan Thompson
The Joy to Lead Podcast
How to Let Team Members Go
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The Joy to Lead Podcast
How to Let Team Members Go
Aug 11, 2020
Kaylan Thompson

We talk about hiring a lot here on the Joy to Lead Podcast, but something many of us may find we're ill-prepared for is firing.

What do you do when you decide it's time to let a team member go, and how do you navigate having that conversation?

In today's episode we cover how to know it's time to let a team member go, the 6 steps to take in having that conversation:

1. Be up front and direct about why you're meeting. "I called this meeting because I have decided..."

2. Be clear about why (but not too lengthy) - share 2-3 major, clear reasons why you made the decision

3. Thank them, specifically, for things they did do well for you/what you appreciate about them

4. "Do you have any questions before I discuss offboarding?"

5. Share the steps they can expect to take from here - what will you be sending them, what do they no longer have access to, etc.?

6. Reiterate how you are grateful for their time/how they specifically served the company, then end the conversation

Shownotes are at www.joytolead.com/firing

Helpful Resources

For more information on the Leadership Academy, visit www.joytolead.com/academy!

To learn more about the Dream to Team Hiring Course & Template Bundle, click here!

Need 1:1 Hiring Support and Strategy? Click Here!

Show Notes

We talk about hiring a lot here on the Joy to Lead Podcast, but something many of us may find we're ill-prepared for is firing.

What do you do when you decide it's time to let a team member go, and how do you navigate having that conversation?

In today's episode we cover how to know it's time to let a team member go, the 6 steps to take in having that conversation:

1. Be up front and direct about why you're meeting. "I called this meeting because I have decided..."

2. Be clear about why (but not too lengthy) - share 2-3 major, clear reasons why you made the decision

3. Thank them, specifically, for things they did do well for you/what you appreciate about them

4. "Do you have any questions before I discuss offboarding?"

5. Share the steps they can expect to take from here - what will you be sending them, what do they no longer have access to, etc.?

6. Reiterate how you are grateful for their time/how they specifically served the company, then end the conversation

Shownotes are at www.joytolead.com/firing

Helpful Resources

For more information on the Leadership Academy, visit www.joytolead.com/academy!

To learn more about the Dream to Team Hiring Course & Template Bundle, click here!

Need 1:1 Hiring Support and Strategy? Click Here!