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Monday, February 15, 2010

Chapter 10 Discussion Topics

Concept and Brief Description

The most important part of discipline is being consistent and letting people know what is expected of them and what is not acceptable. Best thing to do is have a policy that says how discipline will be handled and use that every time. There is a big risk of lawsuit for wrongful termination so you must be careful as a company in this area. The three areas that must be considered for appropriate justice are Procedural Justice, Interactional Justice, and Outcome Fairness.

Emotional Hook

Companies are always trying to retain their best talent, but there are many things that may cause their best talent to withdraw from their job. Not only do you have to retain your best talent you also have to ensure their commitment to the company.

Key Points to Elicit in Discussion

Having a job that is to easy for an employee can cause job withdrawal but a job that is too difficult can have the same affect.

There are many different ways to resolve disputes and companies should look at them to prevent costly lawsuits.

Notifying employees of layoff in advance is necessary in most situations, however these notifications can be more damaging than the actual layoff.

Facilitative Questions

Why is progressive discipline an important principle?

What are ways to manage voluntary and involuntary turnover?

What are the legal requirements for employee discipline?

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