SHOWN THE DOOR the Firing Process Drains Employees, but It Gnaws at Employers, Too
Calnan, Christopher, The Florida Times Union
Byline: Christopher Calnan, Times-Union business writer
They're the words every worker dreads to hear and managers hate to say. But sometimes the phrase is an unavoidable part of doing business.
Employees are losing their jobs at record rates these days. It's never been a pleasant experience for either side, whether it's called terminating, discharging, or just letting a person go.
Like others around the nation, local human resource consultants, supervisors, human resource directors and workers are dealing with the truth -- and the consequences -- of job loss.
A LOSING GAME
Employers don't want to fire workers. It's unproductive and costs money.
When a person is fired, it usually means another worker has to be paid overtime to take up the slack. Also, a replacement has to be found, which means placing advertisements and paying for them.
Then there's the time spent interviewing, screening, selecting and training, said Michelle Corse, president of the Jacksonville chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management.
"It's too expensive to do that," she said. "It costs money to hire people."
It's definitely a …
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Publication information: Article title: SHOWN THE DOOR the Firing Process Drains Employees, but It Gnaws at Employers, Too. Contributors: Calnan, Christopher - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: August 26, 2001. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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