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5 questions to ask yourself just seconds before you fire someone … and 5 to ask yourself just seconds before you hire someone

Are you really sure you want to press that button just yet? Run a few things through your mind before picking up the phone … or making the long hard walk down the hallway.

Snapshot: The Great Resignation: Why workers quit in 2021

Low pay and lack of respect were the top “major reasons” employees left their jobs last year.

Should you fire employee who supports Putin?

When it comes to at-will employment, there are all kinds of people you can terminate. The trickier question is whether you should fire them.

No, you cannot require at-will employees to stay

Employment at-will means employers and employees alike are free to end the employment relationship at any time for any reason, or even no reason at all. One employer recently got lost on that two-way street.

Resignation nation: Who’s looking to jump ship in 2022?

If your company doesn’t have a structured retention strategy for this year, it’s time to get one. America’s quitting culture doesn’t show signs of slowing down in 2022.

38% willing to quit without another job lined up

As employers continue to grapple with retention, a new Korn Ferry survey shows that employees are not waiting for a safety net before they say “I quit!”

Snapshot: Who’s quitting to gain the flexibility to work anywhere?

Baby boomers are quitting for the option to work from anywhere at nearly twice the rate of their younger colleagues.

Snapshot: Who’s looking to jump ship?

41% of workers say they plan to look for a new job in the first six months of 2022.

Cost of an age-biased layoff plan: $2.25 million

If you are planning to terminate many employees in a reduction in force, be sure to assess the possible adverse impact the RIF might have on older workers—anyone age 40 or older.

Beware firing during employee’s FMLA leave

Generally, employers are free to punish or terminate workers even while on job-protected leave like FMLA if they discover during that time away that the employee wasn’t doing his job. But there’s a caveat. You must be able to show the court that you would have done the same thing if the employee hadn’t taken leave