Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Employee Discipline Best Practices

Employers read workforce.com's Best Practices in Documenting Employee Discipline by Thadford A. Felton. He gives the following as the ten key ingredients with commentary on each. Well worth reading.

1. Have an employee discipline form.
2. Conduct a full and fair investigation.
3. Get the facts.
4. Be objective.
5. Be clear and specific..
6. Complete the form while the facts are fresh.
7. Get the employee’s acknowledgement.
8. Allow the employee to explain the conduct.
9. Be fair. Managers or supervisors will undoubtedly have different relationships with different employees.
10. To the extent that it’s possible, use the discipline process as a positive experience.