No easy way to say ‘You’re fired’But there are steps managers, HR can take to ease the pain for everyone involvedBy David Bell06/15/2009|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2009 Terminating an employee is probably the most dreaded aspect of managing people. Managers often approach the task with a mixture of guilt, defensiveness and fear of unforeseen consequences.Yet, the ability to conduct a termination properly is a fundamental skill for an effective manager. And the ability to support managers in the conduct of terminations is a requisite skill for effective HR professionals.As shown by the case of a Halifax bus driver who committed suicide after being fired, some employees can have extreme reactions to the news of a termination. Halifax Metro Transit fired Dann Little on Friday, April 17, after he was suspended for clubbing a fake seal at an anti-sealing protest while he was working. He committed suicide that weekend. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.