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Effective Strategies for Performance Management - Webinar

  • ID: 4760498
  • Webinar
  • April 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 60 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
Gain an understanding of effective strategies for reducing litigation risks based around employee performance and behaviors.

Employee performance management can be challenging. Missteps along the way can lead to low morale, high turnover, and potential claims. This topic helps legal practitioners, employers, human resources professionals and managers successfully address employee performance and behavior concerns. You will learn effective strategies for counseling employees, drafting and delivering evaluations and performance improvement plans, and successfully implementing progressive discipline. This information will give you the tools and best practices for managing employee performance and behavior while reducing your litigation risks.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to discuss the pros and cons of implementing a progressive discipline program.
  • You will be able to identify potential biases in drafting performance evaluations.
  • You will be able to recognize performance management concerns and develop defensible disciplinary approaches.
  • You will be able to review best practices for delivering employee feedback.
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Introductory Remarks
  • Importance of Performance Management
  • Risks of Management Missteps
  • Maintaining At-Will Employment
Orientation and Training
  • Setting Expectations and Establishing Performance Baselines
  • Managing Continuing Training and Development
Giving Feedback
  • 3-Step Process for Counseling Employees
Performance Evaluations
  • How to Craft an Effective Performance Evaluation
  • Avoiding Biases
Performance Improvement Plans
  • Best Practices in Drafting, Communicating, and Implementing PIPs
Progressive Discipline
  • What Is Progressive Discipline
  • Pros/Cons for Employers
Employee Response to Discipline
  • Responding to Employee Complaints
  • When to Terminate
  • Preparing for Termination
  • Follow-up and Documentation
  • Handling Reference Requests
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Alicia Feichtmeir - Foster Pepper PLLC, Steve Peltin - Foster Pepper PLLC
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This webinar is designed for human resource managers, personnel managers, supervisors, business owners and managers, benefits administrators, and payroll professionals.
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