We often have high hopes for new employees. Perhaps you’ve been interviewing for what seems like forever and finally found someone decent to hire. Or maybe you’ve been so short staffed for so long that you can barely wait until they get started and are ready to work like they have been on board for years. But what happens when that initial of glee of finally having some much needed help, turns into frustration, disappointment or both because that employee you had such high hopes for just isn’t cutting it? Oh my goodness, I’ve been there. From the new hire that just can’t seem to catch on to the one where it seems like they will never meet your production standards, it’s a challenging experience. So what’s a small business owner to do? Well, this post has your action plan.
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Secondly, you’ll be able to hold them accountable for what you told them to do and what they said they would do. It's hard to forget or deny something that is written down. Lastly, if we have to take action on the next step (keep reading) you’ll have the proof to defend against unemployment claims, unlawful termination lawsuits and such. By the way, documentation is so important I wrote an entire post, a tutorial really about how to document employee performance issues. You can read it, watch the tutorial and snag a free employee feedback form here.
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