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to attend a disciplinary procedure etc.). The driver tries to do his work to requirement, but simply does not have the capacity to do so. 9.5 In the event that the dismissal is should be drafted according to the specific needs of the organisation), 2 If the employee fails to attend the hearing without good reason, or is persistently unavailable (for example, due to ill health), we may make a … [e] is the effort put in by the employee sufficient? This you will only establish by counseling and skilful questioning – in some cases by asking some very direct (and perhaps embarrassing) questions of the employee. recognises that the content of disciplinary rules will vary, depending The The procedures for handling poor performance are completely different from the procedures for handling misconduct. Have an informal discussion with them as soon as you're aware of a problem. conciliation. Make sure that this is what you do. 3.1 A hearing for poor performance must be For example: “You failed tofollow our absence reporting procedure, didn’t you?” dispute to the CCMA or a bargaining council with jurisdiction within 30 All written notices must be properly served The hearing. How much training am I expected to provide? as the procedure for an appeal hearing must take into account the 30 on the outcome of the procedure; and. give notice in accordance with the contract of employment or in terms of accordance with the principles set out in the Code of Good Practice, which Relations Act, no. employees who are not meeting a required performance standard. representative. performance standard or not. However, The poor performance and/or incapability cannot be ignored, especially in terms of operational needs, the needs of the company, and the needs of the employee. This "over-promotion" is not uncommon – but it is a sensitive issue, because management have contributed to the problem by promoting the employee. At the same time employees are entitled to periods prescribed in the employee's conditions of employment. Technology does not stand still – even though things were often "better in the good old days." a performance management procedure; If it's not clear. with whom the employer negotiates the procedure. fellow employee. of Good Practice. 1.2 The objectives of this procedure are to: 1.2.1 assist employees to overcome poor procedure with this procedure or use this procedure to provide a basic Consistent levels of performance are not the norm – everybody has their "off-days". Obviously, you may not give a well experienced employee as much time as with a lesser experienced employee. At the end of the counseling session, the employee must be warned of the consequences of failure to improve where such warning is appropriate. The Poor Performance and Capability First Formal Warning Letter is issued in the event the employee's explanations at the First Disciplinary Hearing are unsatisfactory. establishing realistic time frames within which the employer will However, managements decision has backfired.The poor performance and/or incapability cannot be ignored, especially in terms of operational needs, the needs of the company, and the needs of the employee. 5.4); and referral to arbitration and appeals. procedure does not apply if it is alleged that the employee has breached a An employer must also ensure that dismissals for of Notices referred to the procedure, EXPLANATORY 2.4.2 consult again with the employee to Assault, swearing at a customer, that sort of thing. If there consult with the shop steward's trade union prior to issuing any notice to Now the promotion has been done, he has got the extra perks – a. or company car – but it has now been revealed that the new job is in fact above his/her level of competence and capability. be drafted according to the specific needs of the organisation). Hearing loss can develop in children ranging in age from toddlers to adolescents, as well, the result of a variety of factors including illness, accidents, medications, and noise exposure. How much training am I expected to provide, Can I demand that the employee be medically examined if I suspect illness or that he may be on drugs? After the hearing, the decision should be sent to the employee in writing without unreasonable delay. Your employee wasn’t properly prepared The first thing area you should investigate is whether poor performance is due to the employee not having the right tools, skills, or instructions. He only knows that what is happening is unacceptable to him, and the employee must be dismissed as quickly as possible. A dismissal for poor performance is only justified if the employee was for an appeal hearing. However, if the It's not always clear whether an employee's poor performance is due to capability or conduct. It may be a domestic crisis that the employee has (pending divorce, sick child, financial problem, etc) or it may even be a work related problem, such as a supervisor who is victimizing the employee, harassing the employee in some way, and so on. attend a disciplinary enquiry. It distinguishes between employees who can the required standard of performance, which must include: 2.3.1.1 assessing with the employee the the procedure followed in counseling the employee who has failed to meet employee. For example, if it is a vital function that is not being done, then that is serious – immediate improvement is required. Managing capability issues. (b) the date on which the employee left the service of the employer must: 2.4.1 give the employee a written report The Poor Performance & Capability Procedures | Checklist. An employee who is dismissed must be such Based on all this, the final outcome is that the employee is dismissed, he/she goes to a labour lawyer or consultant, who, upon hearing the facts laughs gleefully and sends the employer an invitation to have tea at the CCMA and bring along his cheque book!! � the employee knew about the rule or should have known about the rule; requires one. type of action described in the procedure. This "over-promotion" is not uncommon – but it is a sensitive issue, because management have contributed to the problem by promoting the employee. appropriate designation of the manager who will be required to manage the If the disciplinary hearing concerns poor performance, as opposed to misconduct, you can use an Invitation letter to a poor performance hearing instead. It is no good telling the employee to "pull his socks up" or "get his act together." include placing the employee in a more appropriate job or dismissing the Service If it is possible to downgrade the employee, with a cut in salary and/or benefits. Explain what they're doing wrong and agree actions to be taken. that justifies an employer terminating the contract of employment of an It In cases involving poor work performance, the extent of attempts made by the employer to assist the employee is critical to evaluating whether dismissal is the appropriate solution. Those types are easy to identify and deal with. You are obliged to consider whether the employee did in fact fail to meet a performance standard, if he or she could reasonably be expected to have been aware of the required standard, whether a fair opportunity was given to the employee to meet the required standard, and most. Lets take it further – management. remain valid are suggestions only (note the square brackets) and this dismissal only becomes effective on the date that the employee is advised have met the required performance standard; 3.3.4 The employee's representative (a employee not less than three (3) working days notice of the time and date make submissions on the appropriate outcome of the hearing. hearing has made a determination about whether or not the employee is The procedure does not contain an appeal To, Mathew Jacob. are not meeting a required performance standard, to meet that standard. Poor Performance does not look at the behavior of the employee at work Problems of behavior are addressed under misconduct. His previous record, albeit in a lower position, was excellent – he worked well and showed promise. Bear in mind that the aim of the counseling session is not to punish the employee, but to assist him/her to recognize and overcome the problem. standard. Jan 8, 2019. rule of conduct in the workplace; charges against the employee in the disciplinary hearing. This appeal procedure states that the You will finally have to make a decision – either put him back where he was or retrench. of good practice: conduct and capacity, INCAPACITY The However, for a dismissal for reasons of misconduct to be fair DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE FOR MISCONDUCT. It only applies to employees who can the employee's representative to attend the hearing shall not invalidate We can go through the whole gambit of training etc, but perhaps it is just simply beyond his capability. asked to sign acceptance of receipt of the notice. Technology does not stand still – even though things were often "better in the good old days." 2.3.2 establish ways to address any It is recommended that this procedure be But the counseling process, the careful explanation of the standards required and the standards not being met, as well as setting of deadlines for improvement to take place is vital. any action that could remedy the situation other than dismissal. Management, that the employee was capable of bigger things – and decided to give him the opportunity. Misconduct usually results in immediate and severe disciplinary action – perhaps even dismissal. explain the outcome of the procedure, and on measures to address any The designation of the appropriate manager will depend on the Example – an employee is never absent, performs well, always gives output above standard in terms of both quality and quantity – but the employee is caught stealing. dismissal to the [appropriate managerial structure]. Be specific about what improvement is required, what standard is required to be met, in what area and by when. that discipline should be corrective rather than punitive. These notes also highlight innovations failed to meet a performance standard that the employee could reasonably It is clear that the employee possesses the necessary skills and experience and can make a contribution to the company – this is why he was selected for promotion in the first place. However, parties may wish to adapt applied to the same and other employees in the past and consistently For this efficiently and effectively; and. 3.2 The [appropriate manager] must give the Where an employee is found guilty in any hearing, mitigating circumstances can influence the penalty or outcome of the hearing. reason and whether dismissal is the appropriate penalty; and. Poor performance occurs when an employee fails to do his job or part of his job to the standard that the employer requires. There also may be a family crisis of some sort, or even a health problem, so. employee to remedy the situation; 3.4.1.3 the time period granted to the further, appropriate period for the employee to meet the required Poor school performance not only results in the child having a low self-esteem, but also causes significant stress to the parents. requirements, which any incapacity procedure should contain. employer must consider whether: 2.6.1 to continue to give the employee reasonably be expected to bring their performance up to the required � a final written warning should remain valid for 12 months (see procedure. to make the procedure specific to their own situations. Basic points to bear in mind. Is demotion an option in cases of poor performance? This is the guy who is always "busy", but does not get the job done. Appeals ensure that: 3.4.1 the employer is allowed to explain The employee should have at least five working days to prepare, after they've received either letter, so they can prepare their evidence and any defence they wish to present. � the nature of the job; and disciplinary procedure will apply. However, presiding officers are bound by the charge sheet and cannot find an employee guilty of charges not mentioned in the charge sheet. of Notices referred to the Procedure. Monthly Video Series: 9 of 12 “Not a good fit for the job,” isn’t willful and deliberate. Now the promotion has been done, he has got the extra perks – a cellphone or company car – but it has now been revealed that the new job is in fact above his/her level of competence and capability. The important thing is to establish to cause – if you don't know the cause, you cannot treat the problem. The procedure provides that before an read in conjunction with the Code of Good Practice. The Poor Performance and Capability Notice (First Disciplinary Hearing) Letter should be sent following a reasonable time for the training, supervision and other general assistance initiatives implemented and in the event of the continued poor performance of the employee. [g] is just plain incompetence? The chair of the disciplinary hearing must However, it is a procedure, It is equally important that work processes are monitored to ensure that standards are being met. What if the employee performs o.k. fellow employee or a shop steward of a recognised trade union should nature of the employee's job, give the employee feedback, evaluation, Performance is all about how the employee does the job – i.e. both the employee and the employee's representative and the employer to 66 of 1995. impartial unbiased decision based on the facts presented. paragraphs 5.2 and 6.2). 3.7 The failure of the employee charged or You should not assume anything until told. The important thing is to establish to cause – if you don't know the cause, you cannot treat the problem. A hearing for poor performance must be held if the (appropriate) manager is of the opinion that action stronger than a final ultimatum to perform to standard, in writing, is not warranted. the proceedings, except if good cause can be shown for not attending. of Notices referred to in the Procedure, Representation Hold a formal performance management hearing Key points. This is likely to be the employee's manager or head of department. He is eager but inefficient, as opposed to being openly lazy or uncooperative. The chair of the disciplinary enquiry must, employee specifying the nature of any disciplinary transgression/s, the follow as paragraph 9. Poor performance does not look at the behaviour of the employee, but rather at whether the job, which the employee is being paid to do, is being done properly. the employer should endeavor to first correct an employee's behaviour, The employee should be informed Code of Good Practice (see within a reasonable time period set, the employer may dismiss the employee and, 2.3.1.3 if necessary, identify and Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act, being the the date on which the employee was dismissed. A formal performance management hearing should follow the structure of a disciplinary hearing. internal procedures, including the appeal hearing, before a dispute is there is no need for an appeal hearing. It will depend on many factors, such as length of service, how long has the employee. The result of this uninformed action is that the employee is charged with negligence, poor performance, incapacity, misconduct and, as if that is not enough, the charge sheet also states that the trust relationship has irretrievably broken down and that the employment relationship has become intolerable. This is of course industrial action and should be dealt with in the same way as a strike. In all cases the structure] may delegate its powers in 10.3 to a sub-committee or Representation will be occasions where the employee will perform below the acceptable level. There are many reasons for children to … � a verbal warning should remain valid at a Disciplinary Enquiry. which accords the accused employee all the elements of a fair hearing, It may be a domestic crisis that the employee has (pending divorce, sick child, financial problem. ) accept any referrals from parties until all internal procedures have been The focus is on the quality or quantity of the employee’s work as compared to what the employer expects in respect of his behaviour. not insufficient effort, but a clearly a lack of ability to do the job? This procedure has been drafted in Poor work performance on the other hand would be a driver doing the necessary checks, however not properly or to requirement, despite his best efforts and receiving all the necessary training and guidance. must consider the appropriate sanction to impose, after having heard the The procedure does not contain an appeal There seems to be a lack of understanding of the clear distinctions that separate the various conditions – in other words, the employer does not know what the charge should be. The procedure is intended to provide a chairperson must decide whether the employee is able to meet the required include in their disciplinary procedure provision that if the outcome of [f] Is it perhaps inability to do the job at the required level – can the employee perform satisfactorily at a lower level? This is definitely an option, provided the employee agrees to the demotion. (Own emphasis) In a Nutshell: If the Employee do not correct his/her behaviour there is a real possibility that the Employer can subject him/her to an incapacity-poor work performance hearing that can lead to dismissal. Poor work performance or failure by the employee to reach and maintain the employer's work performance standards in terms of quantity and quality of output is an ever increasing problem. DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE FOR MISCONDUCT, Structure Generally speaking, and considering all the facts of the matter, you should spend as much time as is reasonably expected to show that the employee was afforded all reasonable opportunity to rectify the matter. governing legislation. actions taken by the employer and the reason/s for such action/s. Misconduct or unacceptable behavior occurs when a rule is broken, or some other unacceptable behavior happens. referred to in clause 2.2.1, meet with the employee, and if the employee 3.6 If an employee is determined to have Code how to apply the draft disciplinary procedure. 2.2.4.2 if the employee Misconduct is one of the grounds in law Lets look at exactly what poor performance is, and the remedy for it. factors that affect the employee's performance that lie beyond the The employee may suddenly find himself faced with having to do a job (which he has been doing for years) with new machines, new methods, which he is simply incapable of doing. The Remedy for Poor Performance The first step is to hold a meeting (an informal affair) with the employee. date on which the employee is advised of the outcome of the appeal Management were convinced that the employee was capable of bigger things – and decided to give him the opportunity. This means that the employer should endeavor to first inform an employee the disciplinary enquiry is challenged, the dispute is referred to private It is imperative that the employer applies provided herein is based on documentation available on the CCMA website, >>  or it may even be a work related problem, such as a supervisor who is victimizing the employee, harassing the employee in some way, and so on. This employer handbook on addressing poor performance and employee incapacity is supplied in … New technology, a new machine and so on may require fairly comprehensive training. Structure That is the "tough bottom line.". 9.1 An employee who is dismissed shall be entitled to appeal against the employee's representative on: 2.2.4.1 whether the 8.4 Dealing with poor performance ... You should also be told in the letter who will be hearing the case and which (if any) witnesses will be giving evidence at the meeting. Procedure for employees in respect of Poor Performance. The person chairing the hearing should have a detailed understanding of the employee's work. to hear the employee before the employer issues the written warning. rule or whether a less severe penalty, such as a final written warning or An employee who is dismissed must be informed that's/he has the Jan 15, 2019. should always take into account the nature of the job and the These notes also highlight EXPLANATORY NOTES: In some cases, it is found that the employee has simply been overwhelmed by the enormity of the job, the increased number of tasks which face him daily, the realization that perhaps for the first time ever he now is faced with very real responsibility and accountability, and he withdraws into a sort of "safety zone" by not performing and in fact harboring a secret hope that he will be taken off the job and placed back in his old position. days within which a dismissal dispute must be referred to the CCMA for The Obviously, you may not give a well experienced employee as much time as with a lesser experienced employee. of Good Practice requires employers to adopt disciplinary rules that Poor Performance Procedures Poor Work Performance falls under the broad heading of Incapacity. This will allow the exhaustion of the Labour Relations Act, being the Code of Good Practice. The letter cautioned that if the employee’s performance did not improve, a disciplinary hearing would be convened against him and his leave would be cancelled. procedure. If the required standards have never been communicated to the employee, and you have never taken steps to ensure proper training, your case of poor performance goes out the window and ends up on the compost heap!!! The bottom line is, , the problem is incapacity, and equally clearly, the employer has no obligation to continue with a non-performing working relationship with this employee. Written by Claire Lew CEO of Know Your Team. procedure with this procedure or use this procedure to provide a basic performance hearing must be properly served on the employee concerned. 3.5 At the conclusion of the hearing the agrees she or he has not performed in accordance with the requirements Consistent levels of performance are not the norm – everybody has their "off-days". employee. but suddenly the level of performance drops ? An important lesson here is that an employee should never be promoted because he is good in his present job – he should be promoted because he can perform in the new job. employee, other than an employee on probation, is not performing in performance and to perform to the standard expected of them; 1.2.2 promote efficient and effective employee has performed in accordance with the requirements of the job; framework for parties to use in drafting their own incapacity procedure. THE requirements, which any disciplinary procedure should contain. (Director/General Manager) or her/his nominee]; 3.3.2 A representative of the employer or resort. The decision not to include an appeal of Good Practice, which is contained in Schedule 8 of the Labour � a written warning should remain valid for 6 months (see paragraph notice. It is clear that the employee possesses the necessary skills and experience and can make a contribution to the company – this is why he was selected for promotion in the first place. You may have to consult with Shop Stewards to establish the reason. is recommended that this procedure be read in conjunction with the Code of However, you will have to pay for this – not the employee. 9. Example – an employee is never absent, performs well, always gives output above standard in terms of both quality and quantity – but the employee is caught stealing. employee should also be given a reasonable period within which to meet the You would then handle it accordingly. counseled, offered assistance, given a reasonable time within which to Throughout the procedure square brackets PROCEDURE FOR POOR PERFORMANCE, (This should The bottom line is that clearly, the problem is incapacity, and equally clearly, the employer has no obligation to continue with a non-performing working relationship with this employee. want to include an appeal hearing into their disciplinary procedure, the within 30 days of the date of dismissal. There is no rule of thumb here. How do we handle it? In a new study published December 17, 2020 in the online issue of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, researchers at University of California … necessary to apply this procedure. It would be unfair and unacceptable to ignore the employee's past record of good and competent service by telling him to either perform or face dismissal. This you will only establish by counseling and. , counseling, meeting and discussion with the employee, training and so on, before dismissal is even contemplated. There is no rule of thumb regarding how many counseling sessions are required before dismissal, nor how much assistance or training must be given before dismissal, or demotion to a lower position which the employee can handle. . accordingly. This is not a straight-forward case of poor performance or incompetence. How to discuss poor performance with an employee. appropriate designation of the manager who will be required to manage the Perhaps you will have to assist the employee financially, or help them obtain a loan from a financial institution. fellow employee or a shop steward); 3.3.5 Any witnesses the employer or the of good practice: conduct and capacity, code Whatever the. The employee did not reach his targets. I.e. issue should be decided upon by the employer and the employees or unions consideration. 2.1 If the employer is of the view that an However, the length of time warnings should followed. Poor Performance results in investigation, counseling, meeting and discussion with the employee, training and so on, before dismissal is even contemplated. time, date and place where the notice was handed to the employee and. It will normally be obvious whether an employment issue relates to misconduct or poor performance. Remember MISA is just a phone call away. Poor Performance looks at whether the job, which the employee is being paid to do, is being done properly. � final warnings for persistent misconduct. Often, the real disciplinary charges emerge only during the hearing. insofar as it is possible, be a person who is able to make an independent It is vital that every employer must ensure that every employee is fully aware of and fully understands the standards required in his/her job processes. disciplinary enquiry must be a person who has not been involved with But the counseling process, the careful explanation of the standards required and the standards not being met, as well as setting of deadlines for improvement to take place is vital. performance; 2.3.1.2 on the basis of the assessment, Misconduct is all about behavior or conduct of the employee on the job in relation to company rules, policies and procedures. You have the right to be accompanied at the meeting by your TU representative or fairly and effectively administered. One of the often misunderstood aspects of an unemployment claim is misconduct vs. poor performance… The Misconduct usually results in immediate and severe disciplinary action – perhaps even dismissal. Standards. impose the penalty of dismissal, the employer should consider: � the gravity of the misconduct; the notice was served on the employee concerned. necessary to initiate this procedure; 2.1.2 after serving the written reasons 2.5 The employer should keep a record of Perhaps you will have to assist the employee financially, or help them obtain a loan from a financial institution. the dismissal must be: � Substantively fair- there must be a failed to meet the required performance standard and the employee's appropriate manager will depend on the size and structure of the employer. Performance is all about how the employee does the job – i.e. valid reason for the termination of the contract of employment. structure] shall determine if it is necessary to hear further evidence, performance by employees; 1.2.3 enable the employer to function An employer is entitled to expect employees stating the grounds of appeal. The purpose of the hearing is to consider an allegation that your performance has fallen below the required standard and to decide what, if … Poor performance hearing I am writing to inform you that you are required to attend a poor performance hearing in [PLACE] on [DATE] at [TIME]. We can go through the whole gambit of training. The under the impression that the employee could handle the higher position and the responsibilities that go with it. In the interests of staying out of the CCMA, yes – it is the best way, even with a well experienced employee. , including the appeal hearing, mitigating circumstances can influence the penalty or of! 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