- Many times, simply documenting and sharing problems with employees often helps to resolve them.
- You cannot expect improvement on an employee’s part if you do not share your concerns that a problem exists and discuss alternatives for their performance or conduct.
- If the problem persists and you must take corrective or disciplinary action, the documentation is necessary to serve as a record of your previous efforts to bring the problem to the employee’s attention and to assist him/her in resolving the problem.
- Documentation is an invaluable tool to help you more quickly and effectively prepare comprehensive and meaningful performance evaluations. It is much easier to review a written file than to try to remember an entire year of employee performance.