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How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

Posted on November 2019

Two men in discussion, a woman feeling frustrated

There are many types of toxic employee, but all toxic behaviours will eventually derail the goals of any company if it is not flagged up and allowed to fester, often ‘infecting’ colleagues with an atmosphere of cynicism and negativity, leading to a crash in productivity.  

The Swiss banking and financial services industry expects employees to be exceptional at their roles and demands a high standard of behaviour. However, a competitive and driven atmosphere can also breed toxic behaviours such as encouraging gossip, demeaning the performance of others or taking credit for other’s work.   

This resource provides guidelines on how to handle a toxic employee in the workplace before they have a larger impact on the performance of your institution.   

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