What do you say when firing someone?

“It’s a natural human thing to want to say ‘I’m sorry,’” says Grote. But when it comes to firing a poor performer, he recommends couching your regret in terms where “personal responsibility lies squarely on the individual.” He suggests saying something like, “’I’m sorry that the situation has gotten to this point. ‘”

How do you politely fire someone?

Take it step by step.
  1. Get right to the point. Skip the small talk. …
  2. Break the bad news. State the reason for the termination in one or two short sentences and then tell the person directly that he or she has been terminated. …
  3. Listen to what the employee has to say. …
  4. Cover everything essential. …
  5. Wrap it up graciously.

What to say when firing someone who is not a good fit?

What to say when firing someone who is not a good fit: “This isn’t working out, so I’m letting you go. I understand you have questions and are likely surprised, but we’re ending this employment relationship because it isn’t a good fit. The decision that we have made, while tough, is final.