According to a Chron article, there are five steps that can be used to correct an underperforming employee.
1. Documentation, make sure the HRM documents occurrences of poor performance and behavior. This will also lead to a history that can be used to review in future cases.
2. Meet with the employee in a confidential location and …show more content…
Set clear expectations, explain what is expected and create a plan for improvement. Include dates for reviews and explain the consequences for when things go off the rails.
4. Offer training and opportunities for improvement. Make sure to make resources are available and have others that can act as mentors.
5. Follow up with employees on a routine basis. If thing are going better, great if not this is the time for more progressive discipline.
Out of five, I would say meeting with your employees, setting clear expectations, and following up with employees are the three best practices for a performance evaluation system. I think if an HRM can communicate what is expected the difficult talks down the road will be much easier. If something is done wrong, it should be so evident that the employee already knows what will happen.
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