I have an employee with a negative attitude but they are otherwise great at their job, how do I address this?
An employee with a negative attitude can quickly have a negative effect on the whole business, even if they perform their duties as they should. As an employer, if your team is having difficulty with a negative colleague, your first duty is to provide a safe and happy environment to work in, therefore the negative employee must be addressed and managed.
To begin with, you should first have an informal discussion with the employee to ascertain why their behaviour might be so negative and to make them aware of the impact they are having on their colleagues around them. If there is a problem you can help with, come up with a solution or an improvement plan, and let the employee know your support is there if they need it.
In the event that you do not see any improvements, it may be necessary to begin the disciplinary process. In extreme cases, you may reach the conclusion that the employee is not right for your business and could result in dismissal.
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