It might be a big temptation to simply dismiss an employee who is not performing to the standards your business requires.
But you need to be very cautious if you decide to go down this path...
Without a proper performance management process in place, you could leave yourself vulnerable to a legal challenge.
Even if you raise the issue with your employee – and even if you’ve issued them with a warning – you still need to make sure you’ve done everything you can to help improve their performance, otherwise a dismissal may be considered unfair.
By undertaking an effective performance management process and implementing an improvement plan, you may even find there are genuine reasons for the poor work rate that can be rectified.
The easiest way to make sure your process is reasonable and fair is to follow the steps outlined in the brand-new eBook from Portner Press, Managing Underperformance.
This 49-page guide explains in detail where you stand when an employee’s work is falling short of the mark.
In it, workplace law expert and Employment Law Practical Handbook Editor-in-Chief Charles Power guides you through the performance management process and provides a number of practical checklists and step-by-step guides to assist you, including:
Managing Underperformance also provides (in downloadable, editable and printable format) the legal documentation you’ll need in this situation, including:
Managing Underperformance clearly explains where you stand and what you should do to effectively and legally manage an employee’s performance.
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