Workplace problems can often be resolved with correction notices. The image below provides a screenshot of a sample correction notice for a maintenance mechanic who fails to follow up with customers (Click here to download full pdf). He also often leaves the scene as soon as someone else from his department arrives to help him repair a broken item.
Before giving a correction notice you need to talk with the employee. Arrange to have a face-to-face meeting to give feedback as soon after the incident as possible. You may also want to make sure that there are no extenuating circumstances that explain his behavior.
In this particular case, the employee may believe he is doing a good job by finishing the job quickly and moving on to the next project. Maybe he misunderstood his manager or is having a conflict with another employee making it difficult to work together. If the employee used to have better performance, acknowledge that and ask what has changed and how can they get back on track.
Ideally, the correction notice will be a wake up call to the employee and will let him know that you demand better performance. At a minimum, it will offer you the opportunity to discuss candidly the employee’s performance and your expectations.
Click here to download full pdf of the performance correction notice.
Adapted with permission from 101 Sample Write-Ups by Paul Falcone. For more, check out Paul Falcone’s performance management books.
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