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“Hire slow; fire fast…one bad apple…when you discover cancer…” You’ve heard all the sound bites for dealing with poor performers. Now it’s time to lead by example and take action. Here’s a quick road map for managing the process.
First, make certain of your facts before addressing the employee. Provide specific examples where your expectations were unmet. Listen to the explanations that are sure to come but remain firm as to the requirements of the job.
Second, ensure that the employee was properly trained to accomplish the job objectives. If not, you’ll …