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Addressing poor performance factsheet

Measuring performance 

Acceptable standards of performance must be established in order to identify and remedy under performance. Standards of performance can be communicated through induction training, detailed job descriptions and the setting of specific targets.

Individual performance can be measured against the benchmark. How you monitor performance will depend on the nature of the role and could include regular appraisals, statistical information or customer complaints.

Can an employee be dismissed for poor performance?

An employee who consistently underperforms can be dismissed on the ground of “capability”. Capability is a fair reason for dismissal. However, to dismiss fairly it is also necessary for the employer to follow a fair and reasonable process to reach the decision to dismiss based on the guidance contained in the ACAS Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance. 

Failure to follow the Code could lead to a finding of unfair dismissal and an award of compensation.  The current cap is as set out under HR Facts and Figures on the Buddy website.

Last updated on 13/03/2019 12:03:03 | #Poor Performance