What is a performance improvement plan?
Performance improvement means that one needs improvement
with their performance in their work. It could be because the employee
does not perform the job at 100 percent or it could be that the
employee is not performing the job correctly and is doing something
Often times when an employee is not up to par in performance, they
are put on a performance improvement plan. It is nothing for the
employee to worry about. The plan is to help the employee better
understand the job duties and learn how to accurately perform the
job. If you are put on this plan, look at this way, your employer
most likely sees something in you because he or she wants you to
improve within your work. Your boss obviously feels you can perform
the job duties.
In any case, with performance improvement, you need to speak to
your boss. Ask for a short meeting. Sit down with your employer
and ask where you need improvement. Your employer can identify where
you are lacking and give you pointers as to how to improve your
quality of work. Not only will your boss be happy to help with this,
but will more than likely appreciate you coming to him with this
Job performance improvement is not always a bad thing; it
can help many when in a difficult situation. This is just to help
you learn to do you job better and more accurately. Just work a
little bit harder and make sure you are performing your job the
right way within the guidelines of your company.