Business Management - Human resource management: termination/separation
Human resource management: termination/separation
The final stage of the employment cycle is termination or separation.
An employee may leave an organisation voluntarily or by some action or
inaction on behalf of management be forced to leave the organisation. It is
important that management follows the legislative procedures when
terminating an employee's employment or when the employee is leaving the
Termination or separation of employment may arise for the following
The HR Manager must offer counselling support and advice for employees and
ensure that all legal requirements are satisfied. If the HR Manager does
not follow the legislative guidelines, the organisation may find itself
faced with litigation for unfair dismissal. It is important for the HR
Manager to ensure that the termination of employment is in the best
interests of the organisation and the employee, as it will cost the
organisation a considerable sum of money to recruit another suitable
employee. In addition, the HR Manager or a member of the HR staff should
conduct an exit interview to establish the reasons why the employee is
leaving the organisation, if the termination of employment is voluntary.
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