There are instances when you feel frustrated by your employees who aren’t learning
quickly. You already gave them all the tools to learn, but they’re still
underperforming. You also provided intensive training. Despite that, you still failed
to see changes in these employees. Before you decide to let them go, you have to
give them a chance to learn and grow.
It takes time to learn something new
Even if you hire an experienced employee who also has a strong background in the industry, you can’t expect quick changes. Learning about a new post isn’t easy. These employees also have to learn the company’s culture too. It’s the reason why they seem to walk in the dark for the first few months. You’re lucky if you have recently hired employees who can quickly learn, but don’t expect everyone to do the same.
Your help might not be enough
You think that you already provided enough help when in reality, you need to do more. You have to give them more tools to learn. You can pair employees up with one another so they can learn quickly. Ask the employees what other means are necessary to learn. You can’t assume that the training materials used with one employee are good for everyone else. You also can’t expect your employees to learn at the same pace.
The initial performance doesn’t indicate long-term performance
You can’t assume that employees who are doing poorly now will stay that way forever. They can be excellent in no time. As soon as they can get the hang of things, they will instantly change. You can feel more confident about their work. Some of them could even rise to a leadership post quickly.
Conversely, some employees do well at first because they’re trying to impress you. Eventually, they change their attitude and are no longer passionate. They begin to underperform and are only working for the sake of doing it.
You have to be there
The point is that the performance of employees at one point won’t always stay that way. They keep changing. It’s normal for them to improve and be behind, and get back up again. It would help if you talked to them when they’re consistently performing poorly. Don’t assume that everything is okay when it’s not.
If your employees tell you why they’re not feeling well while working, you have to find a way to change. You can’t keep the same work environment if everyone already performs terribly.
It might also help if you try to organise funfair stalls for hire. Your employees will love it. They will have a chance to relax and be with the people they love. They will also know other employees on the team. You already gave them many things to work on, and it’s time to have something fun.
The last thing to do is to fire employees who don’t perform well and start over again. You will only make it more difficult for your company to succeed when the turnover rate is high.