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Dealing with Difficult Employees

How to Deal with and Handle a Difficult, Negative Employee

Every manager has to deal with at least one - the difficult, negative employee.  The reasons for individual performance and/or personality issues may vary, but their negative impact within the workplace is always the same: decreased productivity and increased stress. An effective process for handling a difficult, negative employee involves:

  • Addressing performance problems
  • Identifying and communicating to the employee
  • Implementing consequences; and
  • Managing legal risk

HR à la carte tools and toolkits will assist you with dealing with a difficult, negative employee situation.

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Dealing with Difficult Employees Toolkit  

$399.00

Your employees are one of your most valuable assets. Sometimes, however, that’s not always the case, and there may be one or two employees who, for various reasons, are difficult to deal with. If you have limited or no knowledge of how to handle a difficult employee, the complete Dealing with Difficult Employees Toolkit is for you.

The Dealing with Difficult Employees Toolkit contains the following:

  • Communicating the Concern to the Employee
  • Dealing with Difficult Employee Flow Chart
  • Developing a Performance Plan
  • Difference between Performance Improvement Plan and Disciplinary Letter
  • Disciplinary Letter Toolkit
  • Disciplinary Letter - Absenteeism
  • Disciplinary Letter - Attitude
  • Disciplinary Letter - Performance
  • Disciplinary Letter - Sales
  • Disciplinary Letter Template
  • Example PIP Process
  • Example Progressive Discipline Process
  • Identifying the Performance Issue
  • Notice Provisions
  • Performance Improvement Plan Toolkit
  • Performance Improvement Plan Letter - Extension
  • Performance Improvement Plan Letter - Successful Completion
  • Performance Improvement Plan Letter - Following Unsuccessful Coaching Development Plan
  • Performance Improvement Plan Template
  • PIP Letter following Unsuccessful Coaching Development Plan
  • Successful completion of Performance Improvement Plan Letter
  • Terminating an Employee
  • Termination Pay Provisions

Dealing with Difficult Employees Bundles Available:

Disciplinary Letter Toolkit  

$199.00

It’s sometimes a challenge to find the right words when an employee is not up to your company standards. This toolkit provides an array of letters to address many disciplinary problems. You will also find a template that you are able to customize and a progressive discipline process to help guide you.

The Disciplinary Letter Toolkit contains the following:

  • Disciplinary Letter - Absenteeism
  • Disciplinary Letter - Attitude
  • Disciplinary Letter - Performance
  • Disciplinary Letter - Sales
  • Disciplinary Letter Template
  • Example Progressive Discipline Process
Performance Improvement Plan Toolkit  

$199.00

Getting to the root cause of an employee’s performance issue is one part of the solution. The other part is getting him or her back on track with an effective performance improvement plan. This toolkit comes complete with performance improvement plan templates, letters, and coaching and development tools.

The Performance Improvement Plan Toolkit contains the following:

  • Example PIP Process
  • PIP Letter following Unsuccessful Coaching Development Plan
  • Successful completion of Performance Improvement Plan Letter

Individual Documents Available:

Note: The items below are all included as part of the Dealing with Difficult Employees Toolkit.

Disciplinary Letter Template

$39.00

Disciplinary Letter - Absenteeism

$39.00

Disciplinary Letter - Attitude

$39.00

Disciplinary Letter - Performance

$39.00

Disciplinary Letter - Sales

$39.00

Performance Improvement Plan Template

$39.00

Performance Improvement Plan Letter - Extension

$39.00

Performance Improvement Plan Letter - Following Unsuccessful Coaching Development Plan

$39.00

Employee Development Plan Template

$39.00

Performance Improvement Plan Letter - Successful Completion

$39.00

Guidelines for Effective Feedback

$39.00

Employee Development Plan Template

$39.00

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