Sanford Rose Associates – Santee’s John Malloy Quoted in “Bosses: Avoid These 8 Behaviors That Scare Employees”


Bosses: Avoid These 8 Behaviors That Scare Employees
8/29/2013 by Sheryl Nance-Nash of Intuit Small Business Blog

Reprimanding an employee in front of the whole staff is almost certain to crush office morale. Worse still, if someone gets fired like an AOL employee did recently. But leaders often scare employees in far more subtle ways without even realizing it — and often believing that they’re doing more good than harm.

Here are eight behaviors to avoid, so that you don’t cause unnecessary turmoil in the workplace.

1. Fire a key employee without an explanation. Getting rid of a problem employee is often a necessary task. However, when you let someone go, you should take care to make sure all remaining employees understand the situation, so that they don’t fear for their own jobs, says John Malloy, president and owner of Sanford Rose Associates-Santee, an executive search firm.

“Employees want to understand what happened and what causes a person to be terminated,” Malloy says. “If it appears that a person can be terminated with no good reason, they will want to leave as soon as possible.”

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