I have joined a strategy consulting firm for around one year. I have passed probation previously (although have been flagged that some areas need development. But this was the first time for an official appraisal, and I was rated underperform.
Would like to know - do consulting firm always give employees another opportunity for further improvement (i.e. performance improvement program which lasts for a couple of months)? In the worst case scenario I might be laid off…so would like to know whether it's legally binded to have a round of Performance Improvement period before requesting employee to leave? How can I negotiate more time in order to demonstrate my improvement?
Thanks for your thoughts!