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Managing Poor Performance
2 Day Course

Course Objectives:

To enable attendees to: £1300 per day for up to 8 delegates

  • prevent performance problems occurring
  • respond effectively to performance issues
  • balance the rights of individuals with organisational needs
  • counsel for improvement
  • conduct professional disciplinary interviews
  • comply with current legislation and best practice
Course details:

Preventing performance problems
communicating effectively with staff
setting and agreeing performance standards
recognising causes of performance problems
dealing with problems objectively
being fair and reasonable

Probationary reviews
managing during the probationary period
conducting probationary reviews
extending probationary periods


Counselling for improvement
a 6-step counselling model
counseling the underperformer
dealing with resistance and anger
agreeing solutions

Handling difficult situations eg
lateness and absence from work
the person who says one thing but does another
saying "No" to a reasonable staff request
considering business versus personal needs

Giving constructive feedback
handling staff who abuse policies and procedures eg
- dress code abuse
- internet abuse
- email abuse
- Dignity and Respect issues


Handling short term sickness
legal requirements
repeated short-term sickness
return to work interviews
dealing with short-term absence assertively


Complying with procedures and legislation
corrective not punitive
legal requirements
organisational procedures
avoiding unfair treatment of staff
following ACAS guidelines

Conducting disciplinary interviews
dealing with staff fairly
conducting an investigation
deciding whether to take action
determining the level of warning
following the correct procedure
misconduct and gross misconduct
fair versus unfair dismissal
improving performance
avoiding claims at Industrial Tribunal

Course Timings

9.00am-5.00pm both days


Delegates are shown how to prevent and deal with situations where staff are underperforming or contravening rules and procedures.  They practice dealing with these and finally conduct a disciplinary hearing which complies with your organisational procedures and current legislation.

Course Reference Material
Each delegate receives a comprehensive course manual.
Who should attend?

This course is intended for newly appointed managers, or existing managers with little or no experience of underperformance and disciplinary matters.

Pre-Course Preparation
Not required




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