Deal with an employee who begins to underperform during their notice period

Key points

  • An employee who has resigned and is working their notice period may be particularly unmotivated.
  • If the employee begins to underperform in these circumstances, the employer has a number of options depending on the circumstances, including agreeing to cut short the notice period or initiating the performance or disciplinary procedure.
  • The potential for a warning, which may be disclosed to a potential future employer during the reference process, may be a strong motivating factor for the employee to improve their performance.

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