KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS IN MALAYSIA: A LEGAL ANALYSIS

  • Siti Zaharah Jamaluddin Faculty of Law, Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Mohammad Abu Taher Dept. of Law & Justice, Southeast University, Dhaka
  • Ng Seng Yi High Court of Malaya
Keywords: Contract of Employment, Employees, Key Performance Indicators, Poor Performance

Abstract

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are considered as measurable values used by for companies, institutions, or organisations in order to estimate the success rate of their set objectives. Therefore, it is important to select appropriate indicators that will be used for the measurement. In Malaysia, the KPI came into the spotlight when the Prime Minister introduced it for measuring the performance of the cabinet ministers in 2009. Since then, KPIs became the focus in the private and the public sectors in Malaysia. Thus, this article attempts to examine the values behind KPIs and its function within the contract of employment. The article further examines whether non-performance of KPIs can be categorised as poor performance, which could open employees to termination or disciplinary actions. This article is mainly based on the analysis of existing literature, journal articles, books, information obtained in online news portals and judicial decisions. The article finds that non-performance of KPI can be used as a basis to terminate or dismiss an employee from employment.

Author Biographies

Siti Zaharah Jamaluddin, Faculty of Law, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Professional 1, Faculty of Law, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Mohammad Abu Taher, Dept. of Law & Justice, Southeast University, Dhaka

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Law & Justice, Southeast University, Dhaka

Ng Seng Yi, High Court of Malaya

Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

Published
2019-12-19
How to Cite
Jamaluddin, S. Z., Abu Taher, M., & Yi, N. S. (2019). KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS IN MALAYSIA: A LEGAL ANALYSIS. IIUM Law Journal, 27(2), 549-569. https://doi.org/10.31436/iiumlj.v27i2.430