As every employer knows, carrying an individual who’s not pulling their weight is bad for business.
It could be that someone is trying hard but is out of their depth, or they could be great at their job when they’re actually at work, but never seem to make it in on time.
Whatever the reason, if you have an employee who is not meeting their standards of performance, you must deal with it.
So often we see situations where “problem employees” are palmed off on other departments, rather than being dealt with properly. We understand why this feels like a simpler solution, but a problem shared is a problem that two people have: the business suffers and the employee is blissfully unaware that anything’s wrong.
If you have concerns about an employee’s performance, make them aware of the problem informally and give them a chance to mend their ways. If that doesn’t work, start a more formal approach: meet with them, set out specific targets they have to meet and offer them help. If they don’t meet those targets within a reasonable time frame, consider issuing a written warning and give them another chance to improve.
We can help you go through the proper procedures so that, if the employee can’t or won’t improve, you can, if necessary, terminate their employment in a fair manner.