When it becomes apparent that an employee is not performing to the standard required it is important to identify the underlying causes for poor performance. Poor performance could be related to:
In this article, Robert Walters provides useful advice on how you can identify poor performance, and the steps you can take to improve your employee's performance at work.
In order to make a determination that an employee is not performing to an acceptable level it is essential that some sort of performance measure/standard has been identified in advance. The employee should also be informed of and understands what is required of him or her.
To do this, there are a range of measurement tools you can use:
When it becomes apparent that an employee is not performing to the required standard it is important to identify the underlying causes. Poor performance could be related to:
Each of these situations will call for different remedial actions, emphasising the importance of correctly identifying the cause of poor performance.
To ensure fairness of dismissal, the employer must demonstrate that an employee was given sufficient opportunity to improve.
To do this, firms should set clear targets for their employees in the following areas:
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