What is this article about?
One of the hardest jobs a manager has to do is discipline a worker for poor performance. This is especially difficult if the erring nurse is ‘quite a nice person really’ and you believe you have tried your hardest to remedy areas of concern. But the crunch has come and it all boils down to two main things. Firstly, the nurse has a contract of employment which states what they must do to earn the wage, and secondly, one of your tasks as a manager is to manage poor performance.