Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
What is a Performance Improvement Plan?
A performance improvement plan (PIP) is a structured system that can help facilitate a productive conversation between an employee and their supervisor, and is can be an effective tool to help an employee improve their work performance & results. When an employee displays recurring performance issues, employers provide a PIP.
A performance improvement plan is a formal documents that contains the specifics of the employee’s performance issues, has a clear list of goals that an employee required to succeed at work, and is given a timeline to help them achieve those goals.
How to issue a PIP?
Once an employer has decided to place an employee on a performance improvement plan, they may follow the following steps to help employees improve their behaviour and performance.
1. Discuss the situation with the concerned employee
The first step of issuing a performance improvement plan is to have a discussion with the concerned employee to inform and make them understand the situation and how they can improve. Explain the specific performance metrics they need to work on. Ensure that the employee understands that the performance improvement plan is a performance-improving tool that will help them grow.
2. Create a list of achievable goals
The second step is to create a list of goals…..