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December 12, 2016

Who Can Fire a CCO?

By: Michael Volkov This article was republished with permission from Michael Volkov’s blog, Corruption, Crime & Compliance. There is something a little surreal about a CCO, while negotiating to join a company, raising the issue of his or her own termination. Not to be maudlin, but it is an important issue to…
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November 13, 2015

Should You Promote Underperformers?

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search There’s an old adage: “Hire slowly and fire fast.” On its face, that statement makes sense, and it’s right up there with, “Marry in haste, repent in leisure.” But sometimes even the best advice needs to get turned on its head, according to…
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July 10, 2015

Right to Retire Or Termination: Remediation of Leadership To Foster Compliance

By: Tom Fox This article was republished with permission from Tom Fox’s FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog. Many historians have long given 476 AD as the date of the fall of the Roman Empire. It was from this date forward that Europe began its long slide into what came to be…
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February 16, 2015

What Do I Say When I’ve Been Fired?

By: Taunee Besson Q: "I was fired from my last job. How do I handle this in a job interview?" A: First, let's talk about what you mean when you say, "I got fired." In today's fast-paced, unforgiving economy, your company may decide to terminate you because of a merger…
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January 28, 2015

A Good Termination

By: Bruce Clarke, J.D. The best job terminations resemble resignations.  The issues are clear and efforts were made to improve.  Dignity is preserved. The truth is, most firings happen under difficult conditions.  A manager dropped the ball or the employee behaved badly.  How can a difficult firing be better? The…
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December 19, 2014

Can You Fire an Employee for What They Say on Facebook?

By: Ethan Wall Let’s face it: your employees sometimes post things on social media that might be embarrassing, harmful to your company’s reputation or could get you in serious legal trouble. Sometimes their social media posts are so egregious or outlandish that you feel you’re left with no choice but…
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May 23, 2014

4 Steps to Avoid Firings

When an employee is performing abysmally, your gut reaction may be to can him.  But in many professions, talent is scarce, so unless you have a replacement at the ready, there’s no telling how long it may be before the position is filled again. Then, there’s the cost associated with…
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October 8, 2013

Social Media: Cautionary Tales

We’re all certainly entitled to our opinions and equally as free to share them, but that freedom to speak (or post or tweet) doesn’t necessarily equal freedom from consequences.  The Web is flush with stories of disgruntled employees who have spoken their minds about their employers or about unfortunate situations…
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September 24, 2013

Swinging the Ax

Rebalancing. Streamlining. Rightsizing. Restructuring. Whatever shade of lipstick you slap on it, the ugly layoff is still a pig. Even with the economy in recovery, employers of all sizes are still going through reductions in force (RIF). Unpleasant though they are, when the need arises, it’s critical that companies get…
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July 19, 2013

5 Steps to Take After Being Fired

So what are you supposed to do if you get fired suddenly? It happens to people somewhat often, especially during a downturn economy. Companies have to cut back and people can lose their jobs, sometimes it might come as a shock to the employees though. So what are you supposed…
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