I have been looking for jobs for a while because I am struggling with aspects of my current one and have given up trying to resolve them with my line manager.
I have been informed that my current employer is unhappy with my level of achievement and is considering beginning competency processes. I think this starts with an informal meeting and only becomes formal at the three month stage.
Either way I am inclined to ask our HR department for a reference rather than my line manager. As I understand it this contains minimal information beyond employment dates etc.
If I am informally or formally within the competency process by the time I need a reference, will a UK HR department reference mention it?