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Firing Low Performing Employees

Several large companies dismiss each year the five percent of their workforce receiving the lowest performance evaluations.

What kind of conflicts do you think this practice leads to?

In your opinion, how does this affect performance and teamwork?

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This is actually a common practice for larger companies, and this is the exact reason that they do performance evaluations. If you "fail" the evaluation, you're either demoted, or you're terminated. Out of the group of employees, a certain percentage will automatically be at the lowest 5%, which means a group is automatically let go. This actually creates a lot of problems. Employees ...

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This solution discusses the practice and implications of firing low performing employees based on relative performance reviews in 266 words.