Articles by Jessica Donahue
- How To Tell An Employee They Are Not Ready for a Promotion
Jessica provides advice on how to tell an employee they are not ready for a promotion. She acknowledges that avoiding the topic or making empty promises will only increase the employee's frustration. The disconnect is often due to poor leadership in communicating expectations. Vague feedback is confusing and unhelpful for growth. Employees have zero chance of improving if their manager does not explain what is holding them back. Not receiving a promotion is already frustrating, but lacking clear reasons and guidance makes it worse. Jessica urges managers to get specific about why promotions are not yet deserved and what needs to change.