A reader writes:
What are the things I should do or think about when an employee resigns? In the past, I’ve generally been caught off guard and I’ve not always handled it as smoothly as I suspect I should, and I haven’t always known how to make the best use of their remaining time. Is there a protocol for what to do when someone gives notice?
You’re not alone in not being prepared for employee resignations! Most managers are caught off guard by them, but there are a few simple principles to remember to make them go more smoothly.
Over at The Fast Track by Intuit QuickBase today, I talk about five things you should do when an employee resigns — including taking the news well (no getting angry!), figuring out logistics, and more. You can read it here.