To keep good records also means creating standard forms for things you’ll do all the time — with every employee. You’ll need a standard form for salary increases, another for performance reviews, and still another for disciplinary actions. These forms should all include the following basic information:
— Name, start date, and job title;
— Date of the review or action, as well as what action is being taken;
— Names of any other coworkers involved in the action;
— Specific questions to answer during a review, with a good scale to judge progress;
— Additional space to set new goals and priorities;
— Room for signatures of everyone involved, to sign when the form is completed.