In SG , hire and fire is the name of the game. If you have not done it before and this is the first, read employment act and your contract that she signed. The employment contract supersede the Employment Act . This Act is only meant for a guide. If she is under probationary, inform her that her employment will not be extended after probationary period.macaroonie wrote:yes still on probation
Nah, if the employee does not fit into your organization then is best to let her go. You will rue the chances of not letting her go now when you have the opportunity. Once she is confirmed than it will cost more to dismiss her.macaroonie wrote:I have tried sitting down and talking once, things improved a bit and then on the slide again. Cocky, rude behaviour towards people. There is a difference between being outspoken and being rude and offensive. Definitely not a team player. I keep thinking that perhaps i can change this person and give them the chance to grow and wise up, but any attempts to help are met with defensive behaviour. Doesn't seem to see there is a problem.
Feel really bad firing someone when the economic situation is not that great and going to get worse. There are many worse people out there, am i being too strict with my standards?
You need to evaluate if there is any value at all by keeping her on, until you find a replacement!Feel really bad firing someone when the economic situation is not that great and going to get worse
Fire their arse. The number one key takeaway of staff problem management is... don't hire the problem in the first place. Better to say "buh-bye". If you keep the person you will be stuck for a long time with someone you don't like and you will continuously second guess yourself.macaroonie wrote:Find good quality people is difficult to say the least. I am wondering whether i expect too much? Basic courtesy, asking 'can i help you' instead of 'who are you'... is this asking too much? It's not like anything illegal or unethical has been done. It's just a bad fit, cockiness, not working as a team, rebellious behaviour and the propensity to offend a lot of people she comes across. There are worse people who are still here (not under me though). No she does not meet my expectations, but do i expect too much, give the caliber of labour here is at a different level.
We have had this problem for 6 years, hired and fired more than we wished in the probation period and at the end. None of them have been capable of producing positive results, it puts hell of strain and drain on the company, though you need to face facts, they will break down what you have worked for in the long run....It as nothing to do with being good or bad.macaroonie wrote:Thanks everyone! i guess i have a major problem with firing her straight away is that i truly believe no one is totally bad! They CAN change for the better and many external problems (not directly related to me) are responsible for her behaviour. I believe she can be a better person and related to others, the world, herself better. Unfortunately she is so stubborn and i know she doesn't want to! Just doesn't see there is a problem. I think after one more chance i will have to pull the plug. Thanks everyone for listening!
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