Is this for you?
It's for all employees.
- The performance improvement process aims to support managers who need to help staff whose performance has fallen below the required standards.
- This process should be used at an early stage if previous discussions, like one-to-ones, have not led to improvements or if an appraisal has raised issues.
- It is for issues related to capability, skill and performance. Issues around conduct or attendance are covered by other policies.
- Manager should follow the probationary and transition periods policy for employees within their probationary period.
Line mangers are responsible for:
- making sure that all required and job-specific learning is completed and updated
- giving relevant and constructive feedback regularly in supervision/one-to-ones
- raising performance concerns early and exploring the reasons with the employee, giving appropriate support
- using this policy at an early stage where concerns continue after feedback
- setting a clear performance improvement plan (PIP) where needed
- seeking advice from the local people team at an early stage, particularly where a disability, impairment or underlying health condition may be involved
- making sure that a written record is made of any meetings and saved appropriately
Employees are responsible for:
- asking for help as soon as required and bringing any difficulties to the attention of their line manager during supervision/one-to-ones
- contributing to the performance improvement plan (PIP)
- taking responsibility and action to complete the PIP within the timescale
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31 January 2019