Managing performance is used as a general term, referring to many of the elements that make up successful people management, including setting standards, reviewing performance and providing feedback. There is no specific legislation requiring employers to implement a performance management process. However, the benefits of a formal approach to performance management are well established in terms of enabling companies to address under performance and to foster high performance. In all instances, the principles of fair and equitable treatment and natural justice must be considered.
This section also addresses the development of employees and particular aspects of managing performance concerns related to sick leave and absenteeism.
Below the relevant legal points are summarised relating to:
the Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2015;
the Code of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures (S.I. No. 146 of 2000);