Thought Day

$9.95

The essence of a Thought Day is to ask an employee to be off work for a day—with pay—and request that they think about and reflect on the stated job performance concerns. The employee then returns and meets with their supervisor to discuss their perspective of the situation and develop a plan for going forward.

Downloadable product - PDF Improving Employee Performance In an era when it is increasingly difficult to recruit front-line staff including direct support professionals and other hourly wage employees, it is now more important than ever to appropriately coach and responds to employees who may be exhibiting a decline in work performance. A rigid disciplined approach that focuses more on procedures and paperwork than unique circumstances and competent coaching is a recipe for disaster. The essence of a Thought Day is to ask an employee to be off work for a day—with pay—and request that they think about and reflect on the stated job performance concerns. The employee then returns and meets with their supervisor to discuss their perspective of the situation and develop a plan for going forward. This approach has been used with outstanding results and often cuts more serious disciplinary action off at the pass. What will this positive disciplinary option do for you?
  • Increase your employee retention rate
  • Communicate the importance of maintaining high standards
  • Allow employees to hit the “reset” button to have a fresh start going forward
  • Avoid employee bitterness from more heavy-handed approaches including periods of suspension
  • Encourage the employee to own their behavior with respect to performance improvement
  • Lower hiring and training costs
  • Results in fewer grievances in union environments
Designed to reach agreements on actions to be taken, the tool includes instructions for determining the range of performance concerns to be addressed in a successful Thought Day interview. Downloadable product - PDF

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