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Performance Management

Our Employment Law Solicitors have a great deal of experience in dealing with employee performance management.

If you are a business owner and need HR or Employment Law support in this area, then our team will be happy to help you.

Every employer has the right to expect their employees to work to their best ability and the required standards. However, from time to time you may need to implement a performance improvement plan (known as a PIP) to help correct sub-optimal performance.  You may start this informally to begin with, but if poor performance persists, then you may need to adopt a more formal approach.

At this time, we can help you to maintain good employee relations while implementing formal policy and/or disciplinary policies. You may have your own specific procedures, and if this is the case, they should be no less than what is recommended by the ACAS code.

When an employee is underperforming, it’s common for employers to put a performance improvement plan in place. This is a formal process that measures an employee’s performance periodically. Employees may be given warnings when and if their performance does not improve.

In these instances, where a reasonable process is followed, reasonable standards expected within an agreed timescale, but the employee is unable to achieve these standards and is warned and then dismissed, then an employment tribunal will not be able to substitute their own  decision.

To discuss how we can best serve your needs, contact our employment solicitors and expert legal team on 01780 757 589, request a call-back or complete our quick online enquiry form.

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Managing Performance & Capability

A committed, loyal and productive workforce is paramount to a successful business and managing employees to be motivated in the best possible ways are crucial to achieving this.

At PJH Law, we are aware of the effects poor performance can have on morale and other aspects of a business. That is why we are keen to help you protect your business from dealing with performance issues including, long term ill health and poor conduct that we know also put a strain on your business.

It’s always better when an employee or employees are under-performing to act swiftly and put a PIP in place. This is because it may take 2- 3 months for employers to carry out an effective and totally compliant performance management process.

We can do that by providing advice, in stages if required, to help minimise disruption and help with continuity with your day to day activities. Our enthusiastic and expert HR team have the specialised knowledge and many years of business experience to help and advice in performance management.

Alternatively, given the length of time and cost associated with PIPs, in certain situations, you may decide to manage an issue via a settlement agreement with an employee.

If your business is looking for HR or employment law advice, please contact our HR and employment law legal team on 01780 757 589, request a call-back or fill in our online enquiry form.

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