Addressing underperformance in the workplace


Underperformance in the workplace is a common problem and it lies within employer responsibilities for it to be dealt with quickly and efficiently. There are various forms that underperformance can take – a worker might not be performing their duties at all, or may simply not complete them to the standard required. Behavioural issues are also included under this umbrella term, so if an employee is being disruptive or negative towards co-workers or not complying with policies, there should be cause for action. Recruiting the right people is the first step to addressing underperformance and ensuring that employees have the capacity to understand the criticism and build with it.