Critical Care for Companies :: Emergency Counseling for Businesses
12 Steps: Executive Overview
Step 1: Why Businesses Fail
Step 2: How to Know if Your Business is in Trouble
Step 3: Are You Prepared for the Task
Step 4: Turnaround Leadership
Step 5: Organizing Your Turnaround Team
Step 6: Stop the Bleeding (Cash)
Step 7: Problem  Diagnostics
Step 8: Marketing During the Turnaround
Step 9: Developing the Turnaround Plan
Step 10: Down-Sizing Staff
Step 11: Dealing with Creditors
Step 12: Financing During the Turnaround
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Employee Termination Guidelines

Review this termination list when dealing with a problem employee. From Kevin Muir's "Employee Termination Guidebook".

Terminate the employee when…

  1. The employee is dragging down the results of your organization.
  2. The employee is making you look bad to your boss, your customers and others.
  3. The employee is always politicking and almost never working.
  4. The employee argues with and confronts you on a regular basis.
  5. The employee is telling lies about you behind your back.
  6. The employee is dishonest.
  7. The employee poisons the department with his bad attitude and work ethic… and drives down the morale and work ethics of others.
  8. The employee forces you to spend enormous amount of time and emotional energy managing him.
  9. The employee is a trouble maker.
  10. The employee is not a team player.
  11. The employee never gets above trainee-level.
  12. The employee wears you out emotionally and has done so for a long time.
  13. The employee continuously frustrates you.
  14. The employee is always working “the system”.
  15. The employee works harder at making your life miserable than on his job.
  16. The employee is very secretive about what he is doing and trying to make himself indispensable.
  17. The employee always plays the devil's advocate.
  18. The employee is not performing up to the job description after adequate time to learn the job.
  19. The employee misses deadlines.
  20. The employee makes too many “honest” mistakes.
  21. The employee refuses to learn or perform new job duties.
  22. The employee’s style grates on you and his co-workers.
  23. The employee has poor attendance including absenteeism and tardies.
  24. The employee will not follow your direct orders and requests.
  25. The employee spreads rumors.
  26. The employee bad mouths you, the company and other employees.
  27. The employee is rude to customers, coworkers and suppliers.
  28. The employee tells “white lies.”
  29. The employee steals from you.
  30. The employee destroys and sabotages company equipment.
  31. The employee violates work rules.
  32. The employee violates the dress code.
  33. The employee reduces the workplace performance of coworkers through inappropriate behavior at work.
  34. The employee challenges your authority.
  35. The employee has a bad attitude.
  36. The employee curses you under his breath
  37. The employee falsifies records including expense reports.
  38. The employee intentionally intimidates others.
  39. The employee uses drugs and alcohol while at work.
  40. The employee is unethical or immoral.
  41. The employee illegally harasses others.
  42. The employee calls others names.
  43. The employee is looking for another job.
  44. The employee is “cooking the books.”
  45. The employee is threatening violence.
  46. The employee intentionally disrupts production.
  47. The employee mismanages his organization.
  48. The employee consistently misses goals and targets.
  49. The employee is going to jail.
  50. The employee has a difficult personality and you have a personality conflict with him.




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