Establishing and Communicating targets for employees


Establishing and Communicating targets for employees

How do you go about establishing and communicating targets for employees?  The success of your business revolves around your ability to meet targets and goals!

An employer’s failure to clearly establish targets for an employee.  As well as failing to monitor the employee against those targets, or to provide feedback and support him resulted in a finding of unfair dismissal in Fair Work Commission (FWC).

FWC made clear it was the employer’s responsibility to make employees aware of performance standards and the consequences of failure. This did not occur.   The FWC also stated that a four minute meeting dismissing the employee didn’t properly document failure to meet performance targets.  This is not an appropriate way to deal with the dismissal of an employee for performance reasons.

“…Documentation is not to be seen as a mere administrative nuisance but enables both an employer and employee to monitor, in an objective manner, performance and progression against documented standards” – FWC.

As a result, the FWC ordered the employer to compensate the employee in the amount of $9,500.

If you would like to read about how to set goals, we have another blog all about it!  Click on the link below to read more…

Goal Setting – In life and in your work

Michael O'Shaughnessy

Michael is a specialist in all things HR. With vast HR experience in the USA and Australia, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and advice to HR Central. When he's not blogging for HR Central you can find him out for dinner in one of Melbourne's newest restaurants.

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