FIRED YOUR BEST EMPLOYEE: MAY NOT BE THE BEST DECISION
“My Ship my command, my company my orders, I do not like you”
You are fired, keep your suggestions to yourself”.
Easily executed in a private or corporate company. But probably he/she was your best employee, probably not.
You did not like him today, you dispensed with him. As it is said no one is indispensable. We shall hire another. The culture of down market downsize employees , up market upsize employees, is an untold axiom in vogue.
Well has anyone ever worked out the tangibles and intangibles of this firing of employees. Specially in the case of an old employee whose work output has been the best. Who has stood by the company through good and bad times and on the principle on indispensability he/she is fired bcoz just one act, word or action on a particular day/days was not appreciated by the management.
The experience, practice, knowledge and energy of th
at employee cannot be just replaced by another employee in no time. The time period to groom another, is actually loss of productivity.The fear instilled amongst others , not so good employees who witness the firing, makes them ride the job hunt boat due insecurity instilled. Thereby again the productivity suffers.
May be an employee puts up
resignation bcoz he is fed up of assurances of increments and promotions which never got delivered. General trend is thank
you we accept your resignation lets see where you get a job like this. Now the question is how to handle such an situation. Is the employee wrong despite working hard and getting assurances of increment not getting it. The employee is an experienced resource he would put up resignation only when he/she has other job in hand. so if you thank him ,he is happy to pick up new challenges in the new job. But in your company , you lost a good resource, plus the customers he groomed, may be some employees he mentored…so on. For what an incre
ase in pay he/she was expecting, may be deserved too, which in any case he/she got in his/her new job, but the previous company lost resource, part business and goodwill.
In my opinion a good employee shou
ld never be allowed to leave for a penny,as its difficult to fill his shoes quickly – One must look after employees as your customers, bargain to keep them happy irrespective of good or bad times, they w
ill produce a win -win team combination best suited to happiness factor and productivity.