The General Manager has asked you, as the HR lead, to manage out a new employee who is not performing well. Their mind is made up and there is no negotiations to be had. The employee is still in their probation period so the expectation from leadership is that it should be a quick and easy process.
The thing is, this person started through Covid lockdown and had little to no supervision or guidance for the first few months. Then, after restrictions had eased, their direct report was promoted - again leaving them stranded. You agree with the GM that the person is currently under performing, but you also feel they have not been given the right support, which ultimately was your responsibility.
What would you do?
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