Human Resources is sponsoring a short video drama series illustrating Inappropriate Behavior in the Workplace and how ETSU employees can best respond to a troubling work situation. Please view part 1 of this series which focuses on a difficult relationship between a supervisor and an employee.
Special thanks to our wonderful cast of ETSU employee actors: Shelly Mangiacotti – Coordinator, Dean’s Office College of Nursing Neal Boger – CSEP Instructor, Human Resources Raven Moody – Associate Director, Budget & Financial Planning Kathy Smith – Legal Assistant, University Counsel
How to communicate your assessment of an employee's poor performance
Notice the following in the video:
The supervisor is well prepared. Supervisor has logs, business cards, EAP brochure, the employee's job description and a copy of the evaluation in hand before the meeting.
The employee has been given the chance to review the evaluation before meeting with the supervisor.
The meeting is held in a private and neutral setting, the conference room table (complete with tissues), rather than the supervisor's office/desk.
The supervisor has made notes regarding talking points in order to keep the conversation on track.
The employee is not surprised by the evaluation.
Did you notice the following in the video:
Supervisor maintained control of the conversation.
Supervisor ensured there was enough time allotted to finish the conversation without interruption.
Supervisor based the evaluation on FACTS about the employee's actual performance.
Supervisor kept the conversation focused on improvement opportunities/potential.
Even though the supervisor is obviously frustrated, she maintains a professional and respectful demeanor while still being direct and unwavering.
Supervisor set the stage for continuous communication.
The supervisor leaves the responsibility for success up to the employee.
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