What do you do when you realize that you are managing a "False Positive" new hire?
I have a DR "new hire" (hired 7 months ago) who I inherited (I entered the company 3 months ago). I think that this person was a False Positive and is not the correct resource for the role. The people who hired this person think that he is a False Positive. I want to terminate the employee.
The problem: The employee is underperforming, but he is trying to improve. He lacks some of the critical skills (ie. critical thinking and problem solving skills) that are absolutely necessary for success in this role.
Would you still follow the late stage coaching model in this instance? How long is long enough to know that it's right to fire someone?
I have been doing O3's, feedback, coaching and trying to delegate to this employee from the beginning.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!