Carry them for 3 months?
We started working with a new client this week – a private sector company with nine employees.
They had an employee that’d been there a year who just wasn’t performing despite being spoken to, offered training and so on and so forth.
We asked the critical questions, checked that the employee had no protected characteristics, and then let them know they could dismiss them.
Turns out we weren’t the only HR provider they’d spoken to about this issue.
They were in contract with Bright HR (a budget online HR service with an advice line attached), and they’d given them very different advice:
3-month performance review, and then make a decision.