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You’re a HR responsible for hiring content writers for a project. Binod is one such applicant who has applied for the job. He has cleared all the earlier rounds and during HR round you come to know that he has financial difficulties and is in dire need of the job. As he met all technical qualifications and his attitude seemed to be fine, you hire him with a probationary period of 6 months. Post 6 months, based on his performance he would be made permanent.

Topic: Case Study

7. You’re a HR responsible for hiring content writers for a project. Binod is one such applicant who has applied for the job. He has cleared all the earlier rounds and during HR round you come to know that he has financial difficulties and is in dire need of the job. As he met all technical qualifications and his attitude seemed to be fine, you hire him with a probationary period of 6 months. Post 6 months, based on his performance he would be made permanent.

Few weeks into his job, you get adverse reports from his team lead about his performance. When you talk to him, he informs you that he is unable to balance personal and professional life. His personal problems are affecting his work performance. You counsel him and guide him to the best of your abilities but in a few weeks the same problems continue. The team lead requests you to consider terminating his employment as he has been given enough chances to improve. But ultimately it is your call. What will be your course of action in this scenario?

Difficulty level: Moderate

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In brief, mention the facts of the case

Body:

Give the major ethical issues involved along with the stakeholders. Write about the course of action that you will take with respect to Binod. Evaluate its pros and cons of the course of action.

Conclusion:

Stress on the importance of balancing empathy with efficiency.