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1/2 DAY VIRTUAL COURSE: Negotiating Exits for Problem Employees

This virtual half-day course will focus on the legal and practical points around exiting problem employees.

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

All pricing includes GST.

Virtual Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $337.00
  • Non-member = $407.00

This half-day course is limited to 25 attendees and will be delivered online via Zoom.

Perhaps your staff member is the wrong fit for the job, a poor performer, bully, or damaging your company’s reputation.

Most employers will need to exit employees at some stage but are unsure how to do it properly. Many employers avoid negotiating exits for fear facing a personal grievance.

In this course, find out how to and manage the exit of problem employees with less stress, by negotiating an exit settlement.

Course Overview

This course provides a comprehensive guide for HR and managers to exiting problem employees through negotiation or mediation.

Our employment lawyer will discuss why you should consider exit settlements for problem employees, with guidance on how to reduce the risk of a personal grievance.

Participants will find out how to prepare for negotiation and mediation and conduct a risk assessment of both parties’ positions.

We will focus on how to resolve matters by way of a record of settlement for a successful outcome. Consider terms of settlement that protect your company and ensure the exit agreement is full and final.

This course gives practical guidance to address issues that commonly arise during negotiation and mediation.

Consider practical ways to protect confidential information, company property, and reputation when a problem employee leaves your organisation.

What to expect:

Join employment lawyer Julia Shallcrass on this virtual half day course. We will explore case law and case studies to show you how to properly exit problem employees.

Concepts and case law will be introduced by the presenter and applied through case studies and discussion. Attendees will receive a digital workbook including activities and can ask questions virtually during the live seminar. This course involves Q&A and activities for you to discuss in small groups.

This course complements our Managing Poor Performers course which focuses on the performance review process.

Who is this course for?

This course is useful for all HR professionals, particularly those in their first 5 years of practice, or those who want the confidence to effectively exit an employee.

The course will also be useful for people managers and business owners seeking practice guidance on how to exit problem employees, and understand how to negotiate and mediate for a successful outcome.


“An interactive course with contributions from across the group encouraged - this was well done in an online forum.” Trudi, People and Capability Manager

“Julia was a great presenter - clearly no stranger to running the show online, the materials were organised, clear, and the timing was perfect” Catherine, HR Advisor

"Best online course ever. I found it relevant and very useful. Yay Julia - she makes it sound easy" - Jacqui, Performance and Capability Advisor

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 12:00pm Friday 23 June, unless sold out prior.

Facilitated by Julia Shallcrass - Kiwiboss

As founder of KiwiBoss, Julia Shallcrass is an employment lawyer with expertise in upskilling HR professionals to create high-performing workplaces. Julia is part of the KiwiBoss team that facilitates inhouse training throughout New Zealand. Julia presents practical and engaging virtual courses through HRNZ, Engineering NZ and Business South to help HR professionals and people managers comply with the law and improve team performance. She regularly presents webinars through CCH Learning. Through her 4-week online course “Leader’s Guide to Performance Management”, Julia develops team leaders and managers to improve team results. Julia is an employment columnist for the NZ Herald.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.