We all get cold feet when it comes to addressing difficult issues with our employees. It’s stressful, and you just can’t help but think of all of the ways that a well-meaning conversation could go sideways.

Uncomfortable conversations about personal behaviors and poor performance are tough, and putting them off just allows the problems to worsen. And allowing problems to worsen can impact overall employee morale.

In this article, our HR experts address all-too-familiar employee situations you know you should address, but don’t think you have the wisdom to handle. Why not take a few minutes to improve your management and communication skills, and tackle the issues like a pro?