We took on a new member of staff three months ago and have a six month probation period. Whilst she is very pleasant and enthusiastic, she is not displaying the competencies and skills needed to do her job. We have already pointed out to her that her work is not accurate enough and the number of complaints we have from our customers has increased significantly. We have given her extra guidance and increased supervision to help her to improve and understand her role, and have asked her if there is more help that she might need.

We have regretfully concluded that she is not up to the job and want to terminate her contract. Do we have to employ the disciplinary procedure in full or is it OK to simply give her her contractual notice (1 week during the first six months of employment)?
Kristina Parkin