In some organizations, incompetent employees are shuffled from department to department while managers hope they either improve by magic, or “get the hint” and leave. This may seem easier than terminating the employee, but the practice doesn’t help anyone.
- Document performance thoroughly. Keep a log of the employee’s performance (and lack of performance).
- Keep communication lines open. Don’t ignore or freeze out the employee.
- Experiment with different roles. Try placing the employee in a new job.
- Watch your own attitude. Don’t gripe about the employee to the rest of your staff.
- Help the employee leave.