Dear Evil HR Lady,
I read your article, It’s Time to Fire the Jerks. So much easier said than done.
In a VERY small company (under 10 people) it is extremely difficult to find competent workers, even during high unemployment. What HR advisers never seem to understand is that small companies have very different HR issues. Usually the owner is the HR manager.
If I were to fire every problem employee, at times I would be running the entire company myself. It can literally take years to find a replacement employee who has minimal competence.
The best employees rarely want to work for small companies and headhunters don’t give their best prospects to one-off clients. Therefore, I’m forced to put up with problem employees for far longer than I should.
To read the answer, click here: Why I Don’t Fire the Jerks