Over the last two years the department I am a manager of has grown and evolved into some thing completely different then was originally intended. Three of the employees that work under me had a more drastic change in what they were responsible then others. Through coaching and mentoring two of these employees have done extremely well.
One employee is doing as little of the new responsibilities as possible and doing his old responsibilities as slow as possible so he does not have time to do the new ones. I have talked to him (feed back, one-on-one, etc) and I have given him written bad reviews.
To complicate things one of my top preforming employees is his room mate in a apartment. They could not afford the apartment on one salary. But I know the employee that is a top performer is trying to buy a house an will no longer be living with this employee. There are other departments with openings for the job he wants to do, but i don,t want to move my problem onto some one else. He also never expressed a desire to transfer when i talked about the change.
So I guess the problem boils down to how to I let this employee go with out losing the other? Do I pull the other employee aside and talk to them after i let the employee go? Should I talk to every team member?
Thank you in advance for the help, this will be the first employee I have had to let go.