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‘I’m outta here!’ When an employee quits without notice

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I quit chalkboardYou’re swamped on a Monday morning and one of your em­­ployees suddenly wants to speak with you. He proceeds to tell you the disheartening news that he has decided to quit right then and there. No notice, no resignation letter.

How should you let the team know about the news, without inciting panic that they’ll be overloaded with work? More importantly, how will you find someone to step in and take his place on such short notice?

Though you can’t control the actions of the employee or force him to stay in a job, you can mitigate the aftermath with a few strategic steps.

Here’s how to keep business running as usual and make the transition as stress-free as possible.

Keep it professional

Your company likely has human resources procedures in place for unexpected staffing situations. If your company’s protocol calls for a security-escorted exit, abide by the rules.

If your employee’s abrupt exit includes an attempt to defame the...(register to read more)

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