Mastering Employee Discipline:
Documentation Strategies and 101 Sample Write-Ups
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Writer’s block. It can strike managers and HR professionals when they sit down to document employee performance and behavior issues. But correctly documenting discipline is critical for both legal protection and clear employee communication.

Most managers never learned how. Now they can.

Mastering Employee Discipline will show you how to document and discuss employee discipline in the most clear, accurate and legally safe way possible. Equally important, you’ll find out how to avoid “codifying the damage” to your company if a plaintiff's attorney ever attempts to use your disciplinary documents against you.

Best of all, your host will be Paul Falcone, vice president of HR at Time Warner Cable and the man who wrote the best-selling book on the subject, 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems: A Guide to Progressive Discipline & Termination. (One of SHRM’s “Great 8 for 2008” books.)

Special Bonus: The first 50 registrants will receive a free copy of 101 Sample Write-Ups. The 370-page book and customizable CD are filled with ready-to-use model documents and templates that will help you write up everything from “bad attitudes” to poor work quality to attendance issues.

The webinar and book will help you:

  • Master progressive discipline and effectively structure terminations.
  • Draft warnings, discipline and termination documents – the right way.
  • Save time and remove the anxiety from the discipline-documentation process.
  • Build confidence in your writing skills and improve your standing within the organization.
  • Shift responsibility for improvement away from the organization and back to the employee (where it rightfully belongs!).
  • Allow employees a chance to take ownership of their own performance improvement.
  • Erect a legal barrier against wrongful termination lawsuits.
  • Avoid the common mistakes employers make with their discipline policies and follow-through.
  • Employ alternatives to formal disciplinary warnings, including letters of clarification and decision-making leaves.
  • Discover how to use progressive discipline documents as a means to control performance, behavior and attendance problems … and cut costs.
Most managers avoid documenting discipline. That’s because they lack the time (and the confidence) to compose well-structured write-ups.

Your Mastering Employee Discipline webinar & book package is the ultimate guide to drafting clear, concise and legally airtight write-ups on performance problems, behavior issues and more. We’ll provide the strategy, direction and the ready-to-use documentation templates—in one handy source, and for one low price.

Start tackling discipline head-on today! These smart strategies and customizable documentation templates are guaranteed to help you manage your progressive discipline policies and document even the most difficult discussions.


Pat DiDomenico
Editorial Director, HR Specialist

P.S.  As always, your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed.  If Mastering Employee Discipline fails to meet your needs, we will immediately refund 100% of your tuition – but your FREE copy of 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems is yours to keep.

P.P.S.  101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems is free to the first 50 registrants ONLY.  Sign up today!


Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010
Time: 1 to 2:15 p.m. ET

Credit Hours:
This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Free Bonus for First 50 101 Sample Write UpsRegistrants: 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, authored by webinar presenter Paul Falcone, will make your job easier. The 370-page collection of ready-to-use model documents (in print and customizable CD) provides templates for writing up every kind of employee problem—from insubordination to time card falsification to poor communication. Come see why this book was one of SHRM’s “Great 8 of 2008.”

Who should attend:
  • Executives
  • HR professionals
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Business owners
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line.

About the Speaker:
Paul Falcone is vice president of human resources at Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and the former VP of human resources at Nickelodeon as well as the former head of international human resources at Paramount Pictures.  He is the author of a number of books on recruitment, leadership, and performance management, including 96 Great Questions to Ask Before You Hire (2nd edition), 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager’s Guide to Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges (new!), and 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews.  He is also a long-time contributor to HR Magazine

Pricing Options:
(unlimited number of participants)
Event only: $197
CD only: $197
Event + CD: $297

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