Face-to-face 'best way' to sack staff.
The SME Omnibus survey from YouGov show other popular options include a typed letter (31%) , a hand-written letter (24%). while 11% believe a phone conversation is acceptable.
However, e-mail proved to be one of the least popular options, with only 2% choosing this option as an appropriate way of sacking an employee.
The questions were asked after a number of army officers recently learnt by email that they were losing their jobs. The officers were given a year's notice. The Ministry of Defence later apologised.
More than half of senior decision makers (51%) questioned were outraged over the incident and felt it to be completely unacceptable.