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5 simple ways to salvage a ‘below-standard’ employee

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Every manager faces employees who exhibit below-standard performance. These aren’t terrible employees who should be shown the door, but they’re not achieving the quality or quantity of work they’re capable of.

Unless the performance issue is addressed directly, it’ll only get worse.

Too many managers try to deal with such employees by sending subtle signals.

Not smart. According to an OnPoint Consulting report, here are the five best ways to give below-standard workers a performance boost:

1. Paint a clear picture of what “good” performance looks like. It’s not enough to say, “Joe, you need to be more proactive.” What does that really look like? Perhaps Joe isn’t taking the initiative to share information with team members, or he isn’t anticipating problems or informing clients of key decisions.

But until you can articulate specific behaviors and outcomes, it is very difficult to communicate which standards are—or aren’t—bei...(register to read more)

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