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Commonly Asked Questions and Practical Answers to Tricky Employee Relations

Following are twenty responses to the most common questions asked by managers when implementing this system of progressive discipline. These responses will help you to better understand important issues that surface in typical progressive disciplinary or discharge meetings.

1. Now that we’ve dissected the various elements of our write-up model, how do I best deliver my message to the employee when conducting a face-to-face meeting?

There are a few simple rules to follow.

First, when meeting with your employee, explain the nature of the problem as you see it, and then ask the employee for feedback. In a spirit of full transparency, explain up front that disciplinary ...

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