Which day is best to fire, hire or give reviews? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
You can obtain the best possible results from employment actions simply by performing them on the optimal day of the week, according to outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Here are its suggestions: • Fire on Mondays. Mondays are the best days to terminate an employee because it allows the person to start looking for a job right away. • Make job offers on Thursdays. If candidates need time to think, this gives them one extra day. (If you give them the whole weekend, they may find another offer.) • Give good job reviews on Fridays. It sets the mood for the weekend, which can be a reward in itself. It also prevents satisfied workers from “kicking back” for the rest of the week. • Give poor job reviews on Mondays. This provides employees time to work out improvements during the week, instead of stewing all weekend.