I finally got around to reading the Business Week cover story, Fear of Firing, on my flight to the MT conference (irony).
What caught my eye was the the subtitle, [i]"How the threat of litigation is making companies skittish about axing problem workers"[/i]. I chuckled at this and thought to myself: this problem exists, in part, because of bad managers!
The author of the study agreed. He said, " That's because most fail to give the kind of [b]regular and candid evaluations[/b] that will allow a company to prove poor performance if a fired employee hauls them into court".
I vote for no more complaining about HR. Ineffective managers created this problem... and we, as Manager Tools managers, are fixing it.
Feedback, Coaching and One-on-ones.
Wow, that sounded like a rant.
Anyway, here's the article.