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How to Write Up Employees:
Documentation Tips & 101 Templates

In this 75-minute training, you and your supervisors will learn how to:

  • Improve employee performance.

    Use the expert advice in this webinar to fix minor infractions before they become major problems.

  • Protect your company.

    Create discipline notices that withstand any legal scrutiny.

  • Save time and make your job easier.

    These strategies take the stress and legal liability out of the write-up process.

Don’t guess at the right words to use in discipline notices—use proven templates

Correctly documenting discipline—from insubordination to absenteeism to substandard work—is critical for both legal protection and employee communication. But most managers or HR professionals never learned how to write up an employee.

Discover how to document (and discuss) employee discipline issues in the most clear, accurate and legally smart way. Your trainer will be Paul Falcone, a best-selling author and the former HR leader at Paramount Pictures and Time Warner.

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Agenda for How to Write Up Employees

The webinar will help you:

  • Master progressive discipline and effectively structure terminations.
  • Draft warnings, discipline and termination documents – the right way.
  • Save time and remove the anxiety from the discipline-documentation process.
  • Build confidence in your writing skills and improve your standing within the organization.
  • Shift responsibility for improvement away from the organization and back to the employee (where it rightfully belongs!).
  • Allow employees a chance to take ownership of their own performance improvement.
  • Erect a legal barrier against wrongful termination lawsuits.
  • Avoid the common mistakes employers make with their discipline policies and follow-through.
  • Employ alternatives to formal disciplinary warnings, including letters of clarification and decision-making leaves.
  • Discover how to use progressive discipline documents as a means to control performance, behavior and attendance problems … and cut costs.
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Paul Falcone is a best-selling author and has held senior-level HR positions with Paramount Pictures, Time Warner and Nickelodeon. He currently serves as the CHRO of the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Paul is well known in the HR world for his dynamic presentations and for authoring several HarperCollins and SHRM books, many of which have been ranked as Amazon #1 best-sellers in their respective disciplines. Paul is also an adjunct professor at UCLA's School of Business and Management.

Paul Falcone
Paul Falcone author and CHRO of the Motion Picture & Television Fund

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Professional Certification Credit Hours Included:

This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.


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