Employee issues are not always so transparent. But, if you are wondering why an employee who had so much promise when you first hired them seems to be floundering, be sure that you are not contributing to their inability to be successful in the role.
I don’t know too many people who enjoy confrontation. Sometimes it may feel easier to just ignore or excuse a difficult employees’ behavior with the promise to yourself that you’ll deal with your employee’s bad behavior the ‘next time’ the behavior occurs in the workplace.
Sometimes the best way to understand a situation is to learn from similar experiences. The following story is a hypothetical situation of an employer who needs to think about the best way to end a working relationship because of attendance issues.