Video: Employment law - managing poor performance

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Staff who are not performing within your organisation have a detrimental effect on the business, impacting on productivity and staff morale while taking up a significant amount of management time and effort. On the other hand, managing performance issues effectively and exiting underperforming staff can feel like navigating a minefield.

In this video Christchurch employment partner Sarah Townsend and associate Jonny Sanders discuss how to deal with underperforming staff, including the following topics:

  • Conducting a fair and effective performance management process, and avoiding common pitfalls;
  • The effective use of 90 day trial periods to manage emerging performance issues;
  • Recent case law on dealing with performance issues;
  • Negotiating exits and ‘fireside chats’;
  • Blurred lines: performance vs misconduct.

For further information, please contact a member of our employment team.

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