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