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How to Tell Your Employee They Aren't Getting Promoted

May 7, 2021 | 10m

It’s in your schedule, it’s happening, you’re breaking the news to someone in your team that they’re not getting the promotion they want (awkward!) – and you’re not sure how best to deliver the bad news. Shaifali Nathan has had to do this a number of times and shares how to do it right.

Gain Actionable Insights Into:

  • Why you should embrace radical candor and always give concrete reasons why they didn’t get promoted
  • Shaifali’s advice for how you can put a positive spin on the conversation and avoid resentment from your employee
  • What you should avoid saying at all costs


Shaifali Nathan

Director, Large Customer Marketing & Events, APAC




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