Dealing With Problem Employees
Are all of your employees perfect in every way? Do they always do their best while following all of your work rules, protocols and policies? Do you count your blessings every day for the opportunity to supervise and manage such a wonderful staff? Hopefully, your answers to these questions are yes; more than likely, some or all of them are no. Ultimately, every practice is confronted with the challenge of disciplining employees for not doing what they are supposed to do. Handled correctly and it can help an employee turn around his or her behavior or performance. If done incorrectly, it can place you and your practice in legal "hot water". Determining the appropriate disciplinary action to take is an extremely important decision that should never be made in haste or anger. Every effort must be made to ensure the decision to discipline, as well as the specific action to be taken, is made carefully and without prejudice. This article outlines the process to follow when deciding if an employee should be disciplined and determining the appropriate action to be taken.
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