017: The Truth About Performance Improvement Plans

We have a very special episode for you today!

To recognize Women's History Month, we thought it would be fun to give Joey the day off and have an all-women hosts episode.

Maria Thorpe, an HR Consultant at Jumpstart HR, joins Sommer today to discuss the new IRS guidelines for family leave under the FFCRA. You'll learn how these updates might apply to you and the importance for small businesses to be proactive when filing taxes.

In this episode's 'Consultant's Corner,' Maria and Sommer share their views on Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs). Small business HR teams and managers usually think of PIPs as a way to fire employees. But it doesn't have to be that way!

Tune in to find out how HR teams can create effective PIPs to help employees grow and succeed instead of letting them go.


Key Takeaways 

  • Intro (00:00)
  • High, low, buffalo (02:14)
  • Examining the new IRS compliance for family leave (05:07)
  • Why do so many HR teams get PIPs wrong? (10:05)
  • How to create a successful PIP (12:11)
  • Giving your PIPs a human voice (18:54)


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Hosts: Maria Thorpe and Sommer Ketron

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