There are many things that managers love about directing a department. There are opportunities to see employees grow, seeing their ideas become reality and seeing overall growth and a positive impact on the bottom line. But there is one thing that most managers dread: having to fire an employee. Whether the employee isn’t performing or there is no longer a position for them, regardless of the reason, the conversation can be awkward. The lasting opinion the employee will have of you can come down to how you handle firing them. For tips on how to handle the dreaded conversation with grace and empathy, read Hallie’s US News article.