February 10: Terminating Effectively and Respectfully in a Remote Environment


If you ask ten HR professionals their opinion on most matters, you will get ten different opinions. However, nearly all HR professionals agree that in-person terminations are preferred. However, with the large number of remote workers due to COVID-19, in-person terminations are not always feasible or safe today, forcing employers to look at alternative ways to communicate terminations. Making the decision to end someone’s employment and then conducting the termination meeting are two of the most challenging responsibilities of a manager. Add to that the challenges around coordinating and then having this conversation remotely. Whether the termination is For Cause, Not for Cause, or a Layoff, managing the process effectively is essential to protect your business and to maintain the morale of your team.

Learning Objectives:

  • Developing a step-by-step approach
  • Why respect matters
  • Really, terminating someone by Zoom?
  • How to minimize the risk of litigation
  • Why the details matter