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.”