SINGAPORE - In her 14 years as CEO of artiste management agency Fly Entertainment, Irene Ang has only given the sack to one employee, Shin Min Daily revealed in a July 9 report.
The worker she fired was a very capable worker who worked efficiently and had many good ideas, the comedian-turned-entrepreneur said. The employee did so well that a promotion was given within just one year of the employee's recruitment.
So why did she fire such an employee?
According to Ang, the worker's high productivity could not make up for his crucial lack of integrity.
While the employee did well at first, Ang discovered that he had told many lies, even taking credit for other people's work and blaming others for his own mistakes.
Ang said that no matter how well a worker performed, lying was something she could not accept. As a result, she eventually sacked the employee.
When it comes to her staff, conduct is especially important, she said.
"Employees are representatives of the company, and the way they handle situations and treat others will affect the reputation of the firm," she said.
The sacked employee had been such a terrible colleague that two other staff members cried tears of joy upon hearing of his departure.