Every employer is entitled to have their employees perform to their best of their ability and to meet minimum standards set by them. However, from time to time, employees may be underperforming which presents issues that will need to be addressed promptly and correctly. Dealing with employees who are underperforming can be a daunting task for employers and if not dealt with properly, can lead to poor morale within the workplace.
How we can help
We can help you to manage all performance-related issues of your employees whilst ensuring good employee relations are maintained. This can be done by drafting and implementing formal and well-drafted policies that lay out the minimum performance standards of the business and the procedure that will be followed if an employee fails to meet those standards. Having such procedures in place can help avoid the risk of employees bringing claims in the Employment Tribunal (i.e. if they feel their performance issue was addressed incorrectly) by providing clearly communicated and objective standards that are easily accessible for employees.