“Employers need to ensure that managers are appropriately trained in managing underperforming employees and can identify when an employee needs to be placed on a performance improvement plan,” writes Belinda Winter. Read her responses to the questions received from attendees at the HR Law Masterclass event.
Managing under-performing employees is a complex and often fraught process, and many employers have been surprised to find themselves on the receiving end of a bullying claim after undertaking what they believed to be reasonable management action.
Highly regarded presenter and Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Helene Lee exclusively discusses the challenges of dealing with an underperforming employee. This practical interview gives readers some valuable considerations within performance management.
“Approaching performance management in a considered way that is clearly communicated and documented… will minimise the risk of claims,” writes the MDC Legal team and MDEB Perth workshop facilitators, “and if claims are made the employer will be better placed to defend them”.