Formal Performance Warning – Sample

Last updated: July 20, 2021

When corrective feedback and support hasn’t led to improved employee performance, a more formal warning that clearly informs the employee that their job is in jeopardy is usually the next step.

Here is an example of a formal performance warning in writing, which illustrates how you might:

  • Be clear about where things stand and that dismissal is a possible outcome
  • Be explicit in laying out what support has been offered
  • Be specific about the level of performance you’re looking for
  • Be direct while still being kind

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