Dismissing employee is one of the act that I don't enjoy. I don't like it because it affects the employee that I'm about to dismiss, both in terms of career and income. But, for the good of both the company and employee, it's must sometime to dismiss an employee who does not meet the expectations. I'm still learning the part - "it's better to tell an employee early than dragging it". Hire slow, fire fast. Should spend more time learning the interviewing skills. It's better to spend my energy on identifying talents and good fit than to work on performance rehabilitation. Quote from Savio Kwan (Alibaba) "Firing is not for the people you are letting go BUT it's for the people who are left behind".