Formal Performance Warning – Sample

When corrective feedback hasn’t worked to improve employee performance, a more formal warning that clearly informs the employee that her 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 possible consequences
  • Be as specific as possible about the level of performance you’re looking for
  • Incorporate the “why” so the staff member knows why the bar is high
  • Be direct while still being kind


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