Demotion Of Employee

Demotion of Employee

Question Dear HR Professionals, Can an employee refuse to accept a demotion due to poor performance? What should HR do? MK     Reply 1 The risk is retaining an employee who may now have a negative attitude toward the organization and to his or her demoted role. A negative attitude can spread quickly to or negatively affect other employees. In my opinion, you can move him/her to different position/department/location. KH     Reply 2 This is what I would suggest. HR to list down the specific performance(s) that did not meet satisfactory requirements. Go through the list with the employee and clarify the company’s expectations. Let the employee acknowledge with his/her signature on the list to indicate that he/she understands what is required for that position, and that if he/she does not meet the mark, a demotion will take place. Monitor employee for a certain period (1 to 3 months), and let it be clearly known that he/she would be demoted for not being a job fit in the current position if no improvement been noted. Ensure employee is monitored to justify assessment. Bottom line is HR needs to make sure that the demotion is done in due fairness and objectively […]