President of Simply Driven Executive Search A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Kent Burns, Featured in Quinlan, Does the Choice Day Make
Dallas, TX 1/13/2017
By Maureen Minehan
Ask a bunch of employers which day of the week they think is the right one for firing an employee and you are likely to get a variety of answers. There will be a group that swears Friday is best, with an equally vocal contingent that says Monday is ideal. Another group will argue that both of those are wrong and that Tuesday is the day to pick because it gives you time to prepare on Monday and the employee time to make peace with the decision before the weekend.
Kent Burns, president of Simply Driven Executive Search in Indianapolis, argues there is no “better” day to fire someone. “The manner in which you terminate is much more important than when. We terminate on the same day that leadership reaches the conclusion that a termination is warranted.”
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