Everyone likes it when things at the workplace are going smoothly and the employees are productive and efficient. It’s easy to work when your employees are actually performing their jobs–but sometimes,
Employee assistance programs provide a confidential way for employees to receive help with grief, substance abuse, domestic challenges, stress, depression or any other emotional problem. Although most counseling is employee initiated, many employee assistance programs offer the company the option of management referral, where your company initiates counseling on behalf of an employee in an attempt to help an employee retain his job or improve his performance. Although
Employee assistance programs are typically created by companies in an effort to help employees in a time of need. The purpose of these programs is to tackle employee problems before these problems start to negatively affect an employee’s health and work performance. The programs offer a variety of services ranging from family, health, legal and financial counseling to help finding child care programs and assistance.
An employee work plan has two primary functions and can benefit both employees and employers. The first function is to serve as a description of expectations. Serving somewhat as a contract of employee duties, the employer can use this not only to clearly express the responsibilities of the employee but also evaluate and keep track of his or her performance. Conversely, the work plan can be created and used by the employee to keep track of and show the employer his accomplishments,
Skip-level meetings create an environment for upper-level management to meet with an employee without the interaction of the employee’s direct supervisor. Skip-level meetings offer many benefits. Managers are able to see how employees are fitting within their departments and within the organization as a whole. The exclusion of direct supervisors allows management to make unbiased observations about employees. Managers prepare a set of questions to ask employees and take notes of employees’ answers. Depending on how the skip level meeting went,
If an employee’s performance has begun to decline, or if there is a specific issue that needs to be addressed, consider holding a counseling session. A counseling session allows you to work one on one with the employee and hopefully come up with a plan for improvement. Counseling also becomes a part of an employee’s permanent record, so if