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HRM CA | 09 Aug 2013, 12:02 AM Agree 0
The CEO of an online retailer has chosen an interesting euphemism to let their staff know they are being let go.

  • Janice Tonna | 09 Aug 2013, 07:51 AM Agree 0
    No one should ever be surprised when their employment is terminated. Everyone deserves to know their status and terminations should not be sugar-coated.
  • Yosie Saint-Cyr | 09 Aug 2013, 08:31 AM Agree 0
    Be straight with employees during the life and end of the employment relationship! Nothing should be sugar-coated about HR. Understanding and trust is essential and they both happen with truths!
  • Jezzee Valenzuela | 09 Aug 2013, 08:52 AM Agree 0
    Employers should be clear and straight when dealing with an employee's employment status for a lot of reasons i.e. employee's resort to finding a job upon termination, any termination pay owed, when is her final pay, etc. These are only a few things to consider when an empoyment is terminated.
    The bottom line is the employer has to ensure that all termination legality is met and fully explained to the employee to avoid any legal implications.

    An employer cannot be casual when terminating an employee who has financial obligations!
  • Karen Wood | 09 Aug 2013, 11:06 AM Agree 0
    Terminating anyone's employment should never be treated lightly - while termination is first and foremost a business decision, it is one that has a significant impact on a person's life. As such, it has been my experience that employees appreciate clear messages from employers, even (and perhaps especially) when it's bad news.

    Our job is to deliver the message in an empathetic and respectful way - keeping it human(e), while we're also keeping it real.
  • John Fleck | 09 Aug 2013, 12:26 PM Agree 0
    The uncertainty that is created for employee with statements such as these is devastating to this employees and will be reflected in the business!

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