Consider the experience level of the employee.
- Easier, Limited Number and Shorter Term Action Plans for the New Employees
- More Challenging, Greater Number and Longer Term Action Plans for the Veteran Employees
The two bullet points say it all. Take is easy on new employees (aka rookies), and challenge the experienced employees.
Let’s revisit the rookie employee guidelines in more detail. By setting easier and shorter time frame Action Plans, it always builds self-confidence and gets the rookie off to a great start.
Unless, of course, the rookie is not the right person for the job, and then the sub-par performance is evident to the manager in a short time frame, too.