Can’t Share the Real Story? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,  I work in HR in a small company and recently had to let someone go. The process is never pleasant—and to make matters a bit more complicated, the terminated employee was a bit of a gossip.  Now that she is gone, many employees are upset and have been speculating out loud about the…

Letting Someone Go: Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, Is it wrong to let someone go if they just aren’t performing?  I have an employee that I originally hired because he seemed to have real promise. I like him a lot as a person, but he never quite “gets it right.” I have given him plenty of chances to improve, but his…