How to Tell an Employee They’re Not Meeting Expectations

I know it’s hard, and I’m here to help.

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I don’t like telling employees they’re not doing a good job any more than I like being told that I am not doing well. Delivering this news is arguably the worst part of being a team leader. Eventually, the time will come when someone on your team isn’t pulling their weight, and you will be faced with a…



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Jessica Donahue, PHR

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