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Do's & Don'ts of Documenting Employee Performance, Behavior and Discipline

Diane L. Dee, SPHR, SHRM-SCPkeynote speaker at Ijona Skills. She is a President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane's background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane's leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, Diane conducts webinars on a wide variety of HR topics fo........

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This Webinar qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
This Lecture contains 1.5 credits

Overview

The absence of solid documentation is the single most common mistake employers make when handling employee performance, behavior and discipline issues. Not properly documenting, or not documenting at all, can hurt employers in several ways. Documentation can make or break a manager's ability to discipline, terminate, fairly promote, reward and recognize employees. Additionally, solid documentation will become an employer's best friend when an employee brings discrimination or other employment-related claims against the organization. 

Possessing a solid understanding of the do's and don'ts of documenting employee performance, discipline, and behavior is an essential tool for managers and supervisors because they need to make a serious effort to effectively record all events in the employment history of their employees - both positive and negative.

Why should you attend?

Attendance at this presentation will enable participants to create effective, bullet-proof documentation, recognize the pitfalls to avoid when documenting, and understand documentation's role in investigations and lawsuits.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • The role documentation plays in investigations & lawsuits
  • If it isn't documented, it didn't happen!
  • Errors & pitfalls to be aware of when documenting employee performance & behavior
  • Steps to follow when analyzing discipline problems
  • How to handle employee disagreement with disciplinary and/or performance write-ups
  • What, When, How and Why to document
  • Analyzing discipline problems
  • Types of documentation
  • Documentation examples: The good, bad and the ugly!
  • Creating bullet-proof documentation
  • Best practices & guidelines when documenting employee performance
  • Avoid these documentation errors
  • Subjective vs. Objective terminology
  • Tactics for providing effective feedback
  • Handling employee rebuttals to feedback
  • Pitfalls to avoid when assessing performance
  • Documentation retention
  • Documentation's role in investigations & lawsuits

Who can Benefit:

  • Business Owners
  • Human Resources professionals
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Compliance professionals
  • Operations professionals
  • Talent Development professionals
Webinar Id: DBISP76

Duration: 90 mins

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