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Effective Strategies for Performance Management

OnDemand Webinar (60 minutes)

Gain an understanding of effective strategies for reducing litigation risks based around employee performance and behaviors.

Employee performance management can be challenging. Missteps along the way can lead to low morale, high turnover, and potential claims. This topic helps legal practitioners, employers, human resources professionals and managers successfully address employee performance and behavior concerns. You will learn effective strategies for counseling employees, drafting and delivering evaluations and performance improvement plans, and successfully implementing progressive discipline. This information will give you the tools and best practices for managing employee performance and behavior while reducing your litigation risks.


Alicia Feichtmeir, Foster Pepper PLLC Steve Peltin, Foster Pepper PLLC


Introductory Remarks

• Importance of Performance Management

• Risks of Management Missteps

• Maintaining At-Will Employment

Orientation and Training

• Setting Expectations and Establishing Performance Baselines

• Managing Continuing Training and Development

Giving Feedback

• 3-Step Process for Counseling Employees

Performance Evaluations

• How to Craft an Effective Performance Evaluation

• Avoiding Biases

Performance Improvement Plans

• Best Practices in Drafting, Communicating, and Implementing PIPs

Progressive Discipline

• What Is Progressive Discipline

• Pros/Cons for Employers

Employee Response to Discipline

• Responding to Employee Complaints


• When to Terminate

• Preparing for Termination

• Follow-up and Documentation

• Handling Reference Requests