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A Manager's Guide to Confronting Performance Issues

Unlocking High Performance

One of the most daunting tasks managers face is dealing with an underperforming employee. Traditional approaches to performance management often leave managers unequipped to deliver constructive performance feedback. As a result, employees feel demoralized and defensive rather than motivated to succeed.

It doesn't have to be this way.

Join Jason Lauritsen, Employee Engagement & Workplace Culture Expert, and Anita Bowness, Principal Product Manager for Saba, to learn how a well-designed approach to performance management can help to identify and eliminate performance issues before they happen. You'll also learn how adopting a new mindset about performance management can help your managers handle performance issues more effectively so that employees leave the discussion feeling motivated rather than defeated.

You'll gain insights into:

  • Why traditional performance management makes correcting underperformance so challenging
  • How a modern approach to performance management impacts employee engagement and productivity
  • How to adopt a five-step process for diagnosing employee performance issues
  • How to address underperformance in a way that feels good to the employee

Watch on-demand now to learn how shifting the focus of performance discussions to problem-solving and support rather than failure makes confronting poor performance less awkward and painful for everyone.

About the Speakers

Jason Lauritsen
Employee Engagement & Workplace Culture Expert

Jason Lauritsen

Jason is a keynote speaker, consultant, and co-author of the book Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships. A former corporate Human Resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits. Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace's Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest.

Anita Bowness
Principal Product Manager, Customer Success, Saba Software

Anita Bowness

As the Global Practice Leader in Saba's Strategic Services group, Anita draws on over 20 years' experience in consulting and professional services to help HR leaders recruit, engage, develop and retain their talent. Anita is a regular contributor to the Saba Blog, has been published in various industry publications including HR Daily Advisor, TLNT and HRO Today, featured in an interview on BBC Capital and presented at DisruptHR Ottawa and Saba Insight. Although she's worked with hundreds of organizations from IT to healthcare, Anita never loses sight of what HR is really about: people. Anita loves helping organizations manage performance so people are more engaged, happier and productive.

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