Planning for a firing can make your hiring that much smoother. When you have an understanding of both expectations but also what you do not want and what you will not put up with, it sets a better level of communication with the person you are hiring.
The more that everything is transparent and out on the table from the dos and the don’ts to how you approach to discipline and what sets a ground for removal, the easier it can be to stay on the same page in the good times and the bad times. This is part of your internal brand messaging strategy by the way.
So in planning for a firing…
it is not assuming that someone is going to be fired, but more about what needs to be in place by all parties so they can remain hired.
This approach also helps to set warnings if things begin to slip from a human resources perspective. With the discussion of discipline and even firing in place and understood early on with out tension, it can allow for less tension in resolving situations as they occur.