If an employee is not contributing positively to your business, you need to find out why and take appropriate action.

It’s important to investigate the situation thoroughly and explore all options for supporting the employee, before taking any action or dismissing them.

Poor performance occurs when an employer finds that an employee’s work is not to a particular standard. For instance, an employee may be missing sales or other business targets, deadlines and/or continually making mistakes in their work.

This could be caused by a range of factors. Perhaps they are unable to do the job in question; they may be lacking motivation due to management style or even personal problems; the tasks are too difficult for them or they need more support.

Whatever the problem, obtaining advice from our experts before you act on poor performance will help you to avoid the risk of a claim being made against you in the future. 

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