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Who Can Fire a CCO?

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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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Should You Promote Underperformers?

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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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A Good Termination

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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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4 Steps to Avoid Firings

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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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Social Media: Cautionary Tales

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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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Swinging the Ax

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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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