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How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

Posted on October 2019

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​The UK’s thriving technology sector relies heavily on innovation, and innovation can only come from talented teams who are able to work positively and productively together. Every employee has their weaknesses, but a toxic employee is one who breeds negativity and cynicism within a formerly successful team.

More often than not, toxic employees can produce brilliant work, but if their behaviour is affecting the mindset and performance of your team, it is your responsibility as an employer to approach and neutralise.

Toxic team members can degrade finely tuned team cultures. Use this resource as a guide on how to identify and document toxic behaviours, and approach your toxic employee in a way which won’t cause further distractions for your team.

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