i am a team leader and i hold the one on ones with all of my directs expect for one.
this direct,who is an under performer, received from me only once a negative feedback, and ever since, requested that when we have our one on ones, an HR representative should be an observer.
i held some meetings which involved the HR manager himself, but i couldnt see there is any improvement so far.
to be honest, i find this demand to be a bit strange and it reflects that i cannot have any relationship with this direct any longer.
my question, how to deal with such situations, that the trust between the manager and the direct is lost? does this means that once this situation is reached- i need to fire this direct when there is no other alternative( transfer, improvements plans etc)?
thanks for any comment