to do when the employee ignores your reprimand
Many human resource personnel and small business owners handle
their employee reprimand procedure in different ways. Is there
a wrong way to warn an employee? Most employers answer this question
with experience, and with individual employees. The focus should
be on how to best bring around an employee that is out of line.
Employee reprimand occurs for many reasons, like late arrival
to work, insubordination, poor work performance, or other policy
missteps. The reprimand can come as a written warning, dock in
pay, or just a simple discussion about the problem. Many employees
react positively to an employee reprimand done professionally
and without malice.
How to Issue an Employee Reprimand
Confrontation. It can be scary for many human resource personnel
or small business owners. The act of taking an employee aside
and criticizing them can be stressful and sometimes backfire.
By using a condescending tone with an employee, a human resource
person or small business owner runs the risk of alienating the
employee and doing more damage than good. So, they should consider
the offense and craft a standard reaction to that infraction.
We all have favorites, from favorite sports teams to favorite
friends. In the workplace, showing favoritism to one employee
can alienate the rest of the staff. An employer should be wary
of doling out light punishment for an employee reprimand simply
because they like the employee who acted out of line. It can
do damage to the morale in the office or work environment. But
it also sends the wrong message to the reprimanded employee,
one that tells them they can do it again and again.
So what is the right way to confront an employee? By being honest
and following the precedent in place. If an employee is late
to work three times in a six-month period, then maybe a loss
of a vacation day is in order. It is up to the person in charge
to decide the employee reprimand, just be sure to follow through
with other scenarios in the same way. Always respect the employee
and try not show favoritism.
Owners and managers dole out employee reprimands many different
ways, but by being up-front with employees about the rules, enforcing
those rules and fostering morale in the workplace, many employees
will react positively. Be sure to hand out warnings as a sign
of something worse to come, but do so with the betterment of
the business in mind. Unfair or unpredictable treatment can affect
the morale of the entire workplace.
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