First Time Firing

First Time Firing
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  • Maintain your professionalism throughout a difficult process
  • Gain confidence in working in emotional and pressured situations
  • Clear examples of actions taken from real-world firing case studies

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 42 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : April 2014
ISBN : 1783000708
ISBN 13 : 9781783000708
Author(s) : Rebecca Mazin
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Business Skills
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Rebecca Mazin

With more than 20 years of expertise, Rebecca Mazin formed RECRUIT RIGHT to create usable solutions for employers to meet increasingly complicated human resources challenges. Her clients benefit from clear guidance, tools, and techniques that quickly cut through fads, jargon, and complex regulatory issues. RECRUIT RIGHT consulting, training, and written communications produce measurable results in a wide range of businesses and not-for-profit organizations from small startups to industry giants. Rebecca uses her passion for demystifying human resources issues to write content accessible for business owners, managers, and HR pros. She is the author of The Employee Benefits Answer Book: An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Business Owners published by Pfeiffer in 2010 and the co-author of The HR Answer Book: An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals published by AMACOM in 2004 with a revised edition issued in 2011. Her advice and commentary appears in business publications, industry and trade journals, and Rebecca is a featured expert on the award winning website. Follow Rebecca on Twitter at @thehranswer. Prior to founding RECRUIT RIGHT, she held key management positions at major organizations. Her experience with Millennium Hotels and Hyatt Hotels Corporation built on her work at Owens Corning and the U.S. Federal Government at the National Labor Relations Board. Rebecca is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Labor Relations. She is a certified facilitator of Achieve Global training programs. Rebecca is active in the community, where she uses her skills and talents to enhance organizational effectiveness and outcomes. Rebecca was board co-chair for MTS, a non-profit that hired, trained and placed individuals with HIV Aids and has held board positions with The Junior League of Westchester on the Sound. She currently serves on the board of Furniture Sharehouse, Westchester's Furniture Bank.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Identify and articulate the reason for a termination
  • Act consistently in making firing decisions
  • Time your conversations to avoid difficult situations
  • Prepare effectively for a termination conversation
  • Express yourself clearly to keep control of the situation and maintain professionalism
  • Handle difficult employee reactions from tears to tantrums

In Detail

Firing someone is never easy; it shouldn't be. The key to minimizing sweaty palms and the chance of stuttering through a statement is remembering that this is a business decision, and a business conversation. It requires preparation and planning for success.

First Time Firing will provide you with clear and practical guidance to making termination decisions and acting on them. It will take you from making that first decision of the process, through preparing notes and recommendations, to delivering the news with confidence.

Firing people is a difficult but necessary management task; it is essential that you maintain your professionalism and keep the needs of the business at the forefront of your mind. This hands-on guide is the perfect companion that will help you to do exactly that.

Beginning with helpful advice on making a termination decision, HR expert Rebecca Mazin breaks down the process from the initial decision, through to planning and conducting the meeting, and then guides you through the necessary steps afterwards.

With real life examples to illustrate best practices, First Time Firing takes a concise and logical approach giving you the confidence to handle a termination.


Experienced HR consultant Rebecca Mazin helps you to navigate the difficult situations that come with a termination conversation. Broken down into practical and manageable pieces, and featuring clear examples taken from the real world, the book provides you with guidance through every step of a termination process.

Who this book is for

If you are faced with the daunting task of firing an employee, First Time Firing breaks the topic up into manageable pieces that you can use to create the best possible outcome for a situation fraught with potential missteps. Whether you are a new manager or simply want to brush up on a tricky task, this helpful and concise guide will be on hand to support you.

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