Motivation a goal of progressive discipline

Clear, consistent, timely process yields best results
By Sabine Bell
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/31/2010

When a new employee is hired, to ensure he can do a good job and even excel, an organization should clearly communicate standards and expectations.

However, these can be forgotten so organizations should provide reminders, such as posting standards and expectations, writing about standards in newsletters or on paycheque stubs, providing training sessions and reminding employees during meetings.

Employees also need to know what will happen if expectations are not met, so the progressive discipline policy must be clearly communicated.