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Using Business Coaching to Help Underperforming Employees

Business Coaching Can Be Used for Employees at All Performance Levels

One focus of business coaching is on assisting those employees who are already performing at an acceptable level to push on to the next level and go from 'acceptable' to 'great'.

Just as important though is another group of employees; those who are not reaching the acceptable level of performance and require business coaching sessions with their manager or an external business coach to tackle the problems they are having to get them to the level which management desires.


Determining the Reasons for Underperformance and Potential Solutions

There can be many possible reasons for an employee to be underperforming.

Of course it may be the case that they are simply not suited to the job which they have been recruited to do. Usually though if they have gone through a rigorous recruitment process including interviews, and have past experience of similar positions, then the position will be suitable for them and there are other issues which are holding them back.

A business coaching meeting will allow for the identification of these issues, and should also highlight any requirements for additional training or support which may be required to help the employee with their job performance. Regular sessions will allow for an action plan to be devised which details actions for the employee to do differently and enable evaluations of the success or otherwise of these efforts. They can also be amended and adapted during subsequent meetings to really tailor their effectiveness with the ultimate goal of increasing the employee's effectiveness in the workplace for the achievement of management's expectations.


Business Coaching and Training

It will often be the case that underperforming employees will require both training and business coaching sessions to improve their effectiveness and workplace performance. Whilst one without the other will provide some benefit, engaging in both at once will really assist the employee with their development and their ability to perform.

Business coaching can be useful in identifying training needs to assist with determining which training courses will be of most benefit for advancing the skills of the worker.



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Related Courses

Please see below for some business coaching courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

The ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring are designed for senior leaders/managers (or those working in a training and development role) who are regularly coaching or mentoring at a senior level.

It is for those executive coaches who wish to accredit, validate or enhance their skills with an internationally-recognised executive coaching qualification.

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ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors, this ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring programme has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams.

This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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Master Coaching Diploma from the BCF Group

This course enables participants to develop their understanding of executive coaching and mentoring, to explore the underpinning psychological theories of coaching and to practise and apply their skills within a non-directive, non-judgemental framework.

At the BCF Group, we use a powerful blend of coaching concepts and practical skills-based development to support the enhancement of executive coaching and leadership mentoring skills in an organisation.

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Advanced Coaching Certificate from the BCF Group

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors; this course has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams. We are experts at unlocking peak performance.

Coaching and mentoring improves relationships, performance and engagement. This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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