One way to improve the productivity of your business is to use a strong and regular appraisal system. Appraisals are essential for keeping an eye on how well your employees are doing their jobs. You will assess your employees against expectations, give them useful feedback and help them set goals. After the appraisal, you might want to reward outstanding performance or put in place remedies for poor performance.
Appraisals are very useful at an early stage, before any problems with somebody’s performance start to affect the people around them and even the business itself.
If someone has just started working for you and their performance is poor, they may not be up to the job. Perhaps they need more training to increase their skills or confidence. When an employee has been with you for longer and has always performed well in the past, there may be deeper reasons. Then it is time to talk about what might be the cause.
Whatever the reason for poor performance, you can retrain your employee to help lift their game, or find alternative employment in your organisation that better fits their skills and abilities.
If you carry out regular appraisals and keep good records, you will be well prepared to defend your actions if you are ever taken to a tribunal.