Effective performance management policies and procedures are an essential component of any successful business. Employers need to understand how individual staff members are performing, to both celebrate successes and to be able to put appropriate strategies in place when underperformance issues arise.
Poor employee performance, if left unaddressed, can seriously hamper the effectiveness of your business, reducing team morale and causing interpersonal tension in the workplace. It can be difficult for an employer to decide on the best course of action: whether to support and develop a member of staff, or dismiss the worker in question.
Whatever challenges you may be facing, our Employment Lawyers can advise on the most practical and effective strategy to manage performance, helping to get the productivity of your business back on track.
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How Loch Law can help
Our legal experts can provide you with a strategic approach to handle complex performance issues, helping you keep your business running smoothly. This can include:
- Strategic advice to help manage performance-related issues
- Defining appropriate monitoring and assessment requirements
- Investigations for possible reasons of poor performance
- Exiting employees
- Providing advice on settlement agreements
By working with Loch Law, we can help ensure that your policies and procedures provide your business with an effective framework that can help to improve performance, and ensure all staff members are contributing towards the overall success of your business.
The expertise of Loch Law made me feel in very safe hands. Caroline was thorough at explaining the legal situation, giving clear advice and was committed to getting me a fair outcome.
The expertise of Loch Law made me feel in very safe hands. Caroline was thorough in explaining the legal situation, giving clear advice and was committed to getting me a fair outcome
The speed of their service levels combined with high quality advice always exceeds our expectations and as a result we have been a satisfied client of the firm for over 7 years. I would not hesitate to recommend Loch Law to any business.
Thank you so much for your work; it is greatly appreciated. I can’t wait to get this situation resolved! Thank you again. We would be lost without you.
It goes without saying my contacting you at the outset & getting your great advice gave me confidence through this upsetting episode.
Pam and her team are always on hand to expertly advise us on any employment law issues we have. The speed of their service levels combined with high-quality advice always exceeds our expectations and as a result, we have been a satisfied client of the firm for over 7 years. I would not hesitate to recommend Loch Law to any business.
I cannot recommend Joe Milner at the Tunbridge Wells office highly enough. He was extremely helpful and reassuring, and settled my claim quickly and efficiently. What a delightful chap to do business with.
Thank you so much for your advice. I really appreciate the fact that you were able to understand the nature of our company and tailor your advice accordingly. I think that ability is key in defining a good lawyer. Lawyers who cannot deviate from 100% security are of little use.
I cannot recommend Joe Milner at the Tunbridge Wells office highly enough. He was extremely helpful and reassuring and settled my claim quickly and efficiently. What a delightful chap to do business with.
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your help and please let whoever helps you get this out of the door know that I appreciate theirs too!
We have been incredibly thankful for having your support over the last few years and our clients have been very impressed with the help they have received from Pam Loch and the rest of the team. We cannot praise you highly enough.
Dismissing staff members
We can also provide advice and guidance on exiting an employee, demonstrating that you have followed a fair procedure that can mitigate any later claims. If you prefer, we can provide advice on following a more commercial strategy to exit them sooner. We’ll help you understand the cause of poor performance whether that’s a lack of certain skills or capabilities, health-related concerns, a lack of training or even due to interpersonal issues with colleagues.
We’ll help you look at the bigger picture and ensure your processes and procedures for managing a dismissal do not expose your business to any risk.
It’s also important that you clearly communicate any performance-related concerns to staff members, giving them the necessary tools, training and opportunities to improve. Our lawyers will work with you to ensure the necessary steps have been taken in a process, and that in the event of a dismissal, any liability for claims of discrimination, harassment or unfair dismissal has been successfully identified and minimised.