Performance & Management

Lawyers to support and guide you through performance and management issues

Supporting businesses in performance management

Most employers will at some point need to consider the unsatisfactory performance of an employee. Furthermore, many employers and employees perceive performance management to be a negative sanction designed to ‘get the employee out’.

However, ‘effective’ performance management is the complete opposite and can have a significant and positive effect on your business.

How can performance management have a positive outcome?

Being effective in managing performance can not only increase productivity but can also increase morale and foster a culture of open communication. If managers look at performance management as something they DO to employees, confrontation is inevitable, but if viewed as a partnership, confrontation becomes collaboration.

The key to effective performance management is keeping it simple. Employers should limit key performance indicators to 3 – 5 areas which would improve an employee’s performance and focus on those. Be specific about what the employees’ objectives are and be realistic about time frames for improvement and consider training and support.

In the case of an under performing employee, employers should consider whether performance is really the issue. If poor performance is due to ill health or disability, problems with child care or caring responsibilities, or perhaps due to harassment or bullying, then employers need to proceed with caution if disciplinary sanctions are proposed.

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