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Forming a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

An underperforming employee is a difficult problem to address. On one hand, their lack of effort should not be ignored since it holds back their team and to some extent the entire company. On the other, their livelihood is dependent on employment with your company.

If the employee fails to get on track, a performance improvement plan (commonly referred to as a PIP) becomes necessary. A PIP outlines specific objectives the employee needs to accomplish by a certain date to continue working in their current role.

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about forming a PIP. You’ll learn when a PIP is required, what to include in the plan, and how to manage the employee’s improvement process.