by  Marina Glazman

Should I continue investing in a struggling employee? Am I holding them back by overcoaching and forcing a fit?

To answer these questions, managers must identify a termination threshold: the point beyond which coaching an employee does not bear a return on investment for either party.

Corporate literature has taught us that investing in people is the hallmark of good leadership. But smaller businesses and startups don’t have training budgets, and can only afford to hire people ready to deliver on day one.