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How to Prepare Performance Improvement Plans

Author: Wayne D. Garris

On many occasions, an employee's performance will not meet an employer's expectations. As an alternative to immediate disciplinary action, an employer may elect to place an employee on a performance improvement plan (PIP). Performance improvement plans are helpful when a supervisor has noticed a specific area or areas of underperformance and sets specific goals for employees to attain in order to improve performance.

The PIP is an ongoing process that requires monitoring and feedback from the supervisor. This guide will assist employers in preparing a PIP.