Employment Essentials (Part 6): Exiting Poor Performers

07 June 2018

08.00 - 09.30

Bird & Bird, 4/F Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong

During the course of the employment relationship, it is likely that performance management issues will arise. These can range from conducting performance appraisals and supporting career advancement at one end of the spectrum, to managing non-performing employees who may face disciplinary action up to termination at the other end. In light of the many performance issues which can arise during the employment relationship, managing poor performers is key part of operating a business.

Compared to other jurisdictions, there are relatively few legal provisions governing performance management in Hong Kong. As a result, employers here are often at a loss as to how to approach performance management issues.

In this session we will be looking at the process of managing poor performers. In particular, we will discuss the procedures to be followed, the range of options available to employers and the risks and challenges of each of the options. We will also share some practical tips on how to navigate scenarios where employee performance is causing a negative impact on the business.

We hope you can join us for this event on 7 June!

The remainder of the series, with dates to be confirmed, will cover:

  • Terminations – key issues
  • Protecting Confidential Information and Intellectual Capital during and after employment
  • Data privacy during the entire employment life

We have applied to the Law Society for CPD accreditation.

For any enquiries please contact: Bonnie Chan by clicking here. To RSVP, please click here.

The programme

08:00 - 08:30

Registration and refreshments

08:30 - 09:30


Pattie Walsh (Partner, Hong Kong)

Jeannette Tam (Managing Associate, Hong Kong)