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Chapter 5. Corrective Action

Chapter 5. Corrective Action

Corrective action does not mean firing someone. If you need to fire someone, do it. If something has been done to cause immediate termination, then terminate. Going down a path of corrective action when the employee needs to be terminated is only going to delay the inevitable. It's important to keep in mind that if the day arrives when you need to terminate an employee, you must follow the legal and human resources policies and guidelines your company has defined. The legal guidelines vary by company, so check with your company before terminating an employee.

Now do not go out right now and fire half your staff. Corrective action has a purpose. The objective of corrective action is to notify an employee there is a situation that needs improvement, and give them an opportunity to improve. Indiscriminate firing of people is not corrective action. Corrective action is a process a manager should undertake only when she believes there is actually an opportunity for the employee to improve.


  

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