Good Morning, HR
Good Morning, HR
Feb 3, 2022
Effectively Handling Terminations
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Coffey talks with HR consultant and author Mallory Herrin about terminating employees; the problems with delaying the decision; the importance of documentation; and how to prepare for and carry out the termination conversation.

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About our Guest:

Mallory Herrin, founder of HerrinHR, is an experienced human resources consultant and industry recognized thought leader, serving small and mid-size businesses. As a consultant, she is responsible for guiding the human resources function for a wide range of clients across a variety of industries throughout the United States. She creates and implements HR strategy for each of her clients across all areas of HR based on forecasting of business needs to support her clients’ short-term and long-term goals and growth plans.

As the HR representation of her clients’ executive leadership teams, she handles a variety of HR issues, acts as the point person for formal charges or litigation, leads investigations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, oversees other HR functional areas such as benefits, payroll, and risk, selects and implements relevant software, vendors, and service partners, and works to streamline processes and improve efficiencies of the overall HR operation.

She actively monitors the state and federal regulatory landscape to identify changes to laws, regulations, and legal actions that have an impact on clients and creates and executes action plans that ensure her clients remain compliant while continuing to meet the company’s strategic HR objectives.

Mallory also produces content such as podcasts, video tutorials, and written articles for and in collaboration with other industry organizations, such as HR Insider, for distribution to clients and other HR professionals. In addition to holding certifications from both HRCI and SHRM, she is also a Certified Professional Life Coach and has more than 15 years of progressive HR experience.

Mallory can be reached at 800-607-7787 or

About Mike Coffey:

Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.

In 1999, he founded Imperative, a background investigations firm helping risk-averse companies make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business.

Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver & Household Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies.

Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year.

Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work in Texas list and has been named the Texas Association of Business’ small business of the year.

Mike is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and volunteers with the SHRM Texas State Council.

Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand when to end an employment relationship.

2. Understand the importance of documentation when evaluating a termination.

3. Prepare for and conduct an effective employment termination.

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