Policy | How to deal with bitter ex-staff

How to deal with bitter ex-staff

Making the hard decision to remove an employee from their post is never an easy task, while telling a staff member they are being made redundant is never something an HR leader wants to share. While this may be unfortunate, losing members of staff is part and parcel for any company.

Whether the departure is amicable or not, there is always a fear that the employee may react badly to their removal. For example, Deep Secure’s What is the Price of Loyalty report found that almost half (45%) of staff would be willing to sell corporate information to people outside their organisation – indicating just how easily swayed employees are. Couple that with a revengeful ex-employee, there’s no telling what someone may do when they may feel they have been ousted unfairly.

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