Essential HR

Tag: Performance

When should you start to manage poor performance?

Manage poor performance now, before it costs you!

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Turning around a problem employee with a mental health issue

The Australian workplaces have estimated a cost of some $11 billion per annum related to untreated mental health issues.  I asked Michael Hempseed of Employee Solution Service (ESS) what he suggested could be done about this in NZ.

He indicated that so often managers see only two options with poor performers: put up with the problem or dismiss them. But best is a third option: turn them around.  Understanding and addressing mental health issues can be simple and effective. 

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