Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about warning follow up:
Does a verbal warning need to be followed up with written confirmation and minutes of the meeting?
Signed, Doing It The Right Way
Dear Doing It The Right Way:
If your organization doesn’t have an established procedure, the one you described works well, with one change I would suggest. A verbal warning is the first step in a progressive series and lets the employee know the thing they did is a serious violation that must not happen again–and if it does, stronger disciplinary action will definitely be taken. The verbal warning goes past a casual request or brief counseling comment