When you run a small business, you eventually have to take on employees. They will help your business to grow and expand and they will ensure that all necessary tasks are completed to keep everything up and running as it should be. But regardless of how good your employees are when you initially take them on, you are going to have to monitor their progress and behaviour to ensure that standards don’t slip. Here’s everything you need to know if your employees do start slacking.
Determine the Cause of Slacking
First things first, you should determine why employees are slacking. There may be genuine reasons that you can help with. Perhaps they are experiencing illness or injury and need a little time off to recover properly. Maybe they have personal issues that they need time to focus on and overcome. Maybe you’re not supplying them with the right equipment or software to complete their work to the standard that you expect of them. Determining the cause of slacking can help you to create a solid plan to improve working conditions and help to guide workers in the right direction fairly!
If you find that an employees’ behaviour becomes unacceptable and that they are not changing their ways or improving, you may be able to dismiss them. However, it is important that you only ever dismiss an employee fairly and on legally acceptable grounds. Take a look at the infographic by Harper James Solicitors below to determine whether this could be an option for you.
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