Lending a helping hand

Alternatives to progressive discipline
By Margot Uson and Amalia Agurcia
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/18/2013

How do employers help a struggling employee? Many HR professionals are reluctant to begin a progressive discipline process. That’s because it’s rare for an employee to improve enough for the outcome to be successful.

By the time progressive discipline finally begins, many managers have secretly made up their minds the employee will not succeed and must leave the company. So, does it really offer the best solution?