An employee has decided that he no longer wants to work here and is actively seeking another job. This has been going on for some time as he's struggling to find alternative employment.
During that time, his working speed as become increasingly slower and less productive. On a couple of occassions he has taken almost quadrauple the amount of time to complete a job than expected (it takes prettty much the same time every year) so we have been left with two options:
1. Increase the clients fee, almost certainly resulting in them becoming disgruntled.
2. Keep the clients fee the same, but we would effectively then be paying the employee MORE than we charge the client and lose money.
We have arranged a disciplinary hearing with the employee and will almost certainly issue a first written warning. Have a couple of questions though:
- How long do we have to allow him to improve his performance before issuing a second written warning?
- Issuing a first, second and final warning will take some time. During which, we may continue to lose money. Is there any other swifter action we can take?