Corrective Action Process Defined
Corrective Action Process Defined. When employees are not meeting expectations or rules have been broken, we show how to take corrective action in a professional, non-attacking manner. We help establish procedures and guidelines to ensure consistency, fairness, and employment compliance. Corrective action is not considered “discipline” and is primarily focused on improving the employee’s performance, attendance, or conduct. Your goal is to guide the employee to correct performance, participation, or behavior, not to punish the employee. Corrective action is not considered “discipline” or a discharge and is primarily focused on improving the employee’s performance, attendance, or conduct.
How often have you faced employee challenges within your company organization?
*A decline in employee’s job performance.
*An employee is angry or withdrawn.
*Employee is consistently complaining.
*They ignore constructive criticism.
*Their Behavior is negatively affecting others.
Both policies and standards should outline the corrective action process in the event the “rules” are broken. The most common process is:
- Verbal Warning
- Written Warning
- Final Written Warning
Some employers worry that corrective action taken after a work injury will look like retaliation. To get past this belief, employers must apply corrective action consistently for all broken rules. If one employee breaks the rules and doesn’t hurt himself or damage property, he should be written up the same way as someone who wasn’t so lucky.
It also is important to document progressive corrective action. Take each of the five steps above unless a serious infraction has occurred. Don’t skip corrective action steps out of anger or frustration.