January 01, 2016 Feature

How to Handle a Problem Employee

Cedric Ashley, Tonya Woodland-Ashley

The “problem employee” can run the gamut from underperformers to performers who have personal problems to employees who sow seeds of discord among staff, to name a few. The most effective way to deal with problem employees is not to hire them in the first place. However, not all problem employees are hiring mistakes. Many are good employees who for some reason run into problems later. Working with a problem employee can be one of the most difficult and stressful challenges a leader can face. Below are five tips to help lawyers deal with this challenge.

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