How To Replace An Underperforming Employee

Learn the Six Manageable Steps to Replacing Underperformers

Replacing An Underperforming EmployeeIn two decades of work, across hundreds of searches, we've seen executives paralyzed by the complexity of replacing an underperforming employee. 

Managing this decision well is crucial -- you cannot build high-performing teams without the ability to address performance issues. Handle a sensitive termination with humanity, dignity, and discretion, and you earn respect from everyone involved.


  • How to ensure your problem is with the person, and not with their situation
  • How to redesign the job for the next person
  • How to plan the difficult termination conversation
  • How to manage the risk inherent in tough terminations
  • How to communicate with the remaining team members