MBA935 Q&A Wednesday: I had a lot of firings recently. Am I a horrible boss?

It’s not you, it’s me. Or is it?

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a tough question from a listener about an uncomfortable subject: firing. Almost every successful business has to let people go at one time or another. But after a few too many firings, is the real problem the employees, or the employer? If you’re even asking that question, we have good news — it’s probably not you. But it might be your hiring practices.

Today, we offer specific hiring strategies that can preempt problems down the road. We discuss interview strategies, along with ways to “test” your potential hires before you commit to a long-term relationship. The key is setting expectations, both for you and the potential hire.

Hiring well is a learned skill — and firing people is a learning experience. Hear how to improve your staffing outcomes. Click Play!


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