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A Matter of Trust: Giving Workers Second Chances

October 14, 2020


Do underperforming employees deserve a second chance in the workplace?

It’s a good question with no clear answer. Many managers have tried to rehabilitate a problematic staffers. Some have succeeded, while others have let the employee go.

Managers who have tried to rehabilitate problematic workers say that the process can be rigorous.

“I’m dealing with a second-chance employee situation right now,” said David Adams, a business technology professional who builds and leads software development teams at Sirus Digital in Cumming, Ga. “We have a software developer who has struggled making the transition from another team.”

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