This article explores using Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) to address employee issues. It defines what a PIP is and outlines its primary purpose: employee development and performance improvement. The article provides guidance on when to use a PIP, emphasizing its appropriateness for performance-related deficiencies that coaching hasn't resolved. It also highlights situations where a PIP may not be suitable, such as policy violations or severe misconduct. The key is to choose the right communication tool based on the specific circumstances and the potential for employee improvement.
Schafer, Jodi SPHR, SHRM-SCP
"Staff Matters: When Should We Use a Performance Improvement Plan?,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss3/7