Difficult Conversations

Every HR professional and manager has had to have a tough talk with an employee about his or her performance. Sometimes it is in the context of an annual appraisal.  Other times, it may be a final warning prior to termination.  But regardless of when the discussion happens, careful planning is necessary.  Otherwise, the wrong things may be said or done, and difficult conversations can quickly evolve into difficult lawsuits.  Here are 11 tips to help take some of the pain—and risk—out of those closed-door meetings.
This blog is not legal advice, should not be construed as applying to specific factual situations or as establishing an attorney-client relationship.
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