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Now is the perfect time of the year to start updating your employee handbook! But why? That's one of the top questions that we hear all the time, aside from "do small businesses need an employee handbook?" Business owners might be hesitant to update their handbooks once more because they don't see the value in annual updates.
Every business has had to deal with problematic employees. Whether they're consistently late to meetings or fail to follow directions, your business should document those performance problems. That documentation can help address and improve employee performance to benefit them and your organization. Today we'll be discussing how to document employee behavior problems and how you can correct them.
It's no secret that Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) don't work. As a business, you’ve likely implemented PIPs when an employee’s behavior didn't meet your expectations. For instance, take an employee who has been consistently late to work. You've talked to them about their late arrivals multiple times. You've told them in no uncertain terms how their job impacts the work of others and how they need to be there on time in order to effectively meet the needs of the customer. You’ve left those meetings believing that they understood, but then they show up late once again.
Colorado is burning. This year, our state has experienced its three largest wildfires in recorded history, with two of those fires still active as of this writing. Last week, one of the wildfires grew 100,000 acres overnight. Towns were evacuated. National Parks were closed. Houses were lost. People died.
Many times when managers come to HR professionals and say they want to terminate an employee, HR asks if they have any documentation about the issue. That is typically when management rolls their eyes and grumbles something under their breath about HR being difficult and always saying “no”.