Implementing a Performance Improvement Plan for Employees

Relevant For:

Small to medium business owners and managers dealing with underperforming or misbehaving employees.

Key Points:

  • Addressing underperformance and misconduct is essential to achieve business goals and avoid legal issues.
  • A performance improvement plan (PIP) is a structured document to help employees improve performance.
  • Steps to implement a PIP:
    • Discuss and identify issues.
    • Draft a detailed PIP with specific examples and improvement goals.
    • Meet with the employee to finalise the PIP.
    • Monitor progress and provide support.
    • Conduct a final review meeting to determine the employee's future.
  • Getting legal advice early may be best.

Full Article:

Addressing underperforming or misbehaving employees is crucial to achieving business goals. Without proper management, these issues can lead to unfair dismissal claims, wasting valuable time and resources for SMEs.

Understanding Poor Performance and Misconduct

Poor performance includes consistently failing to meet work standards, missing deadlines, and producing subpar work. Misconduct involves deliberate or reckless behaviour, such as breaching the staff Code of Conduct, dishonesty, or bullying.

What is a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)?

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