Published On: Thu, Nov 29th, 2018

Dealing with non-performing employees!

Dealing with non-performing employees!

If you are a  business owner has a weak manager on the management team, it needs to be resolved. Even though the rest of the managers are strong, unfortunately, the non-performing manager usually does not improve. Normally what happens is the stronger managers start underperforming down to the weakest manager’s level. Either the other manages slow down their production or they leave the company. Frustration builds with the other managers because the owner has not dealt with the weak manager’s poor performance.

The owner must deal with  non-performing employees or the company will suffer or even fail.

The proper way to deal with a non-performing manager is for the owner to meet and discuss the issue with the weak manager. An owner needs to provide the manager with direction on how to improve his performance. He should regularly monitor the progress with a deadline for when the poor performance must improve. The owner must document the problems in case the manager is ultimately terminated. The individual’s personnel file should have the written details, including dates, times, of the meetings with the owner. The file should document what occurred, regarding the reasons for the termination. A labor attorney should review this information to reduce the legal exposure of the terminated employee.

Robert “Bob” Curry has turned around more than 70 businesses, both large corporations, and small businesses. He comes to your place of business or the site of your choice. The first consultation, of course, is at no charge. Bob Curry has a stellar record of accomplishment of professional success and excellent formal education, including Masters Degrees in Taxation.

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About the Author

- Robert S. Curry is an author, seasoned business coach, and successful turnaround specialist. Earlier in his career, he served as President and CEO of three different companies, the largest with annual sales of more than $1 billion dollars - all which experienced successful turnarounds under his management. In the late 1990s, he started his turnaround consulting firm, and for the past twenty years, he has turned around more than seventy distressed companies in many different industries helping each to establish a strong management team and become profitable. He published his first book: From Red to Black – A Business Turnaround – The Matter of ABC Shutters. He resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife, Esther.

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