||Oracle Tips by Burleson
Before an IT manager ever gets involved in
disciplinary actions, there should be policies in place regarding
acceptable behavior for employees. Integrating progressive discipline
into these policies will display both seriousness and good will to
employees. Following these procedures will provide a record of events
as they unfold.
Factors to consider in defining the discipline
policy are outlined as follows:
Establish standards of behavior.
State the steps that are to be taken during
Enumerate firing offenses that may or may not
proceed through progressive discipline
depending on the severity of the offense.
Determine the individuals who will be
responsible for tracking and reviewing the behavior of employees.
Determine the person or persons who will be
responsible for applying discipline and firing employees.
Define a process for reviewing behavior and
Document every discussion and any other forms
of communications between the employer and employee throughout the
discipline and firing process.
Determine the individuals who will perform the
higher-level reviews from IT management and Human Resources
while enforcing the discipline policy.
Make the consequences of undesirable behavior
Emphasize that relationships with employees
whether considered in good standing or not have no bearing on the
application of policy.
Apply the discipline policy soon after the
occurrence of violations.
Maintain consistency as policies are applied.
The above book excerpt is from:
Firing Computer Professionals
manager Guide for Terminating "With Cause"
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