Boost employees’ skills and attitudes by challenging them in writing — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
You’ve tried talking to a worker about poor performance. But all your coaching, prodding and follow-up hasn’t accomplished much. Now’s the time for a one-page “pre-probationary” memo. Explain in positive terms what skills or behavior need improvement. Rather than write, “Your co-workers complain about your shoddy work,” write, “To succeed in your job, you’ll need to raise the bar and make the following changes.” Then spell out the actions you want the employee to take and give a time frame, say 90 days, to shape up.
Do some of your employees require more "managing” than others? Do some enjoy pushing the limits, while others seem totally clueless about the problems they cause? From emotional drama queens to lazy slackers, all of these aggravating folks can be considered "Challenging Employees” — people who consume an inordinate amount of your time and energy, but are not really bad enough to fire....Click here to find out more.