I'm a new manager and I'm in need of advice from managers with more experience. I lead a team of five, and my boss told me to fire one of my directs.
I was promoted from within the team, so the direct I will be firing is a long term co-worker and friend. Any tips on how to handle his termination?
He is being terminated because we don't really need someone in his position. With him gone, we'll have room in the budget to hire someone new. My boss and I don't feel that assigning the to-be-terminated employee to a new role would work, because we know he doesn't have the right skill set and work ethic.
Any advice would be appreciated.