101 Sample Write Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems

Author: Paul FALCONE
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 081443858X
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Managers may dread dealing with performance problems, but this sanity-saving guide by HR expert Paul Falcone is here to help. Revised to reflect the latest developments in employment law, the third edition of 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems explains the disciplinary process and provides ready-to-use documents that eliminate the stress and second-guessing about what to do and say. These expertly crafted, easily customizable write-ups address: Absenteeism Insubordination Sexual harassment Drug or alcohol abuse Substandard work Email and phone misuse Teamwork issues Managerial misconduct Confidentiality breaches Social media abuse And more With a focus on getting employees back on track, each sample document includes an incident description, a performance improvement plan, outcomes and consequences, and a section for employee rebuttal. Whether you’re addressing an initial infraction or handling termination-worthy transgressions, this trusted resource ensures every encounter remains clear, fair, and—most importantly—legal.

101 Sample Write Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems

Author: Paul Falcone
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814415474
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There’s no escaping problem employees. But with 101 prewritten disciplinary write-ups at a manager’s fingertips, there is a way to escape the headaches, anxiety, and potential legal trouble of performance review or counseling sessions. Completely updated and covering the latest developments in employment law, the second edition of 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems explains the disciplinary process from beginning to end and provides ready-to-use model documents—in print and on disk—that eliminate the stress and second-guessing about what to do and say. Expertly written, the write-ups cover every kind of problem—substandard work quality, absenteeism, insubordination, e-mail misuse, sexual harassment,drug or alcohol abuse, and more. Readers will also find new information on laying the ground work for a tidy dismissal; tying progressive discipline to annual performance reviews; formally addressing intermittent FMLA abuse; ways to avoid drafting documentation that could later be used against their company; and much more. There is perhaps no more dreaded managerial task than communicating with an employee about a disciplinary problem, but this one-of-a-kind guide helps managers handle any scenario fairly, constructively, and, most importantly—legally.

101 Sample Write Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems

Author: Paul Falcone
Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association
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There is perhaps no more dreaded managerial task than ­communicating with an employee about a disciplinary problem. But when performance problems become apparent, you can’t just ignore them. You need to deal with them head-on. Not sure of the best way to handle a particular situation? Turn to 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems: A Guide to Progressive Discipline & Termination. Now completely revised and updated, the book has been the trusted resource for managers for more than a decade. Expertly written, the guidebook covers dozens of problems likely to occur in the workplace, from substandard work quality, absenteeism, and poor attitude to sexual harassment, insubordination, and more. Among the new write-ups found in this edition of the highly popular reference guide are how to deal with such problems as: • Politically incorrect behavior • Lack of leadership or trust • Failure to communicate upward and/or follow through • Lack of teamwork • Use of Internet pornography • Managerial misconduct and retaliation • Failure to disclose a conflict of interest or personal relationship • Violation of intellectual property rights This completely updated edition also includes an appendix on SOX requirements and samples of how to deal with intermittent FMLA abuse. Because writing someone up doesn’t always result in a correction of the problem at hand, readers will also find creative alternatives to formal disciplinary warnings that will help turn around those flying “just below the radar.” There are 18 sample termination letters included. Also inside: advice for tying progressive discipline to annual performance reviews; ways to avoid drafting documentation that could later be used against your company; summary dismissals; and much more. The book isn’t merely a reference, but a resource that managers can turn to any time they need to generate a corrective action notice. All 101 samples in the book are easily accessible for viewing via the companion CD-ROM and can be downloaded and customized with minimal effort. Simply put, you’ll no longer have to guess at what verbiage you should include in a write-up. This one-of-a-kind guide helps managers handle any scenario fairly, constructively, and—most important—legally. Paul Falcone is Vice President of Employee Relations at Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and was formerly Vice President of Human Resources at Nickelodeon. He is the author of 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews, 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees, 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire, The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book, and Productive Performance Appraisals. Falcone is also a longtime contributor to HR Magazine and a nationally recognized speaker on hiring and performance management.

101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees

Author: Paul Falcone
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814413498
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Inappropriate attire, lateness, sexually offensive behavior, not to mention productivity and communication issues ... these are just a few of the uncomfortable topics bosses must sometimes discuss with their employees. 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees offers realistic sample dialogues managers can use to facilitate clear, direct interactions with their employees, helping them sidestep potential awkwardness and meet issues head-on. This practical, solution-oriented book walks readers through some of the most common-as well as the most serious-employee problems they are likely to encounter. Covering everything from substandard performance reviews to personal hygiene to termination meetings, this handy guide helps managers treat their people with dignity, focusing not just on what to say but also on how to say it. This helpful book provides proven techniques managers can use to protect themselves and their organizations...and get the very best from their people.

2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews

Author: Paul Falcone
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814428703
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether you're an HRprofessional or a manager, chances are there's one task you really dislike: giving performance reviews. Even if you know the basic points you want to get across, finding the right words and committing them to paper is about as much fun as a trip to the dentist. But this handy little book puts thousands of ready-to-use words, phrases, descriptions, and action items right at your fingertips. Paul Falcone covers the 25 most commonly rated performance factors, including productivity, time management, teamwork, and decision making, plus job-specific parameters that apply in sales, customer service, finance, and many other areas. Not just for review time, the book will also be instrumental in creating job descriptions and development plans as well as for monitoring performance, progress, and problems year-round. Praise for Paul Falcone's Previous Books: "If the art and science of hiring and firing has become a puzzle, then author Paul Falcone [The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book] has the answer."-- Houston Business Journal "When you feel the need to document an employee's actions (or inactions), turn to this great tool [101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems]."-- Legal Management "[96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire] takes the guesswork out of the interview process."-- Benefits and Compensation Solutions Paul Falcone is a human resources executive and has held senior-level positions with Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and Time Warner. He is the author of several bestselling books, including 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees, and 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. He is a long-time contributor to HR Magazine. Visit him at www.PaulFalconeHR.com.

The Employee Performance Handbook

Author: Margiet Mader-Clark
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 141332245X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Everything you need to coach employees and get troubled performers back on track Confronting employees about poor performance is an ordeal dreaded by managers and HR pros everywhere. The possibility of emotional outbursts—and the specter of a lawsuit—leave many would-be disciplinarians at a loss. The Employee Performance Handbook is a complete how-to guide for employee discipline. Packed with practical and legal advice, this book offers smart strategies that will help you improve employee performance and avoid legal trouble. You’ll learn how to: identify problems early ondecide when discipline is necessarychoose the right response to a problemengage employees in improving performancecollaborate with employees to come up with solutionsfire employees when necessaryprotect against wrongful termination lawsuits With Downloadable Forms You can download sample policies, sample forms, checklists, skills-building exercises, and more, at nolo.com (details inside).

Fair Square Legal

Author: Donald H. Weiss
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 9780814408131
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fair, Square & Legal has long been the essential resource for organizations seeking to stay within the law and avoid violating the rights of their employees. This new, extensively updated edition reflects the latest regulations and court decisions, while retaining all the indispensable information readers have depended on for more than a decade. Readers will find information on awide variety of legal issues including: * recruitment and hiring * sexual harassment * violation of privacy * evaluations and promotions * affirmative action issues * discipline and firing The book covers the latest discrimination and EEOC guidelines, employee verification, and technology issues. It also updates topics including management best practices and recruitment. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Fair, Square & Legal is still the very best guide to keeping an organization out of hot water. "

The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit

Author: Paul Falcone
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814432646
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A well-crafted performance plan has the power to dramatically impact a company's bottom line by increasing efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace. This uniquely practical book provides a customizable appraisal template covering the essential areas of performance and conduct and reveals how you can adapt it to fit varying business strategies. Taking into account factors such as workforce composition, company growth stage, and organizational goals and challenges, The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit shows you how to: * Profile ideal employee performance and behavior * Design competencies that power performance, both at the individual and enterprise level * Drive future change by setting your organization's strategic direction * Retool the appraisal as needed to ratchet up expectations over time Complete with model performance templates that make redesigning your current program simpler, this one-of-a-kind guide will help you create a dynamic appraisal system that's flexible and adaptable enough to accommodate market changes, revised priorities, and increasing productivity targets. This book is approved for HRCI Recertification Credit. See the SHRM store website for details.

Dealing With Problem Employees

Author: Amy Delpo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324436
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Manage employee problems, legally and effectively Every workplace has occasional problems with employees. This book is packed with the legal and practical information you need to handle those problems without getting into legal trouble. It provides proven techniques—and immediate solutions. Find out how to quickly and legally: manage performance issues investigate problems and complaints help problem employees get back on track handle severances and references avoid hiring problem employees in the future This edition of Dealing With Problem Employees is completely updated to reflect the latest employment laws in every state. It provides sample policies, forms, and checklists to help you at every step.