Little or no documentation of poor performance.
Mention of performance from previous evaluation(s).
Failure to accurately describe performance problems.
Failure to conduct “ongoing” performance discussions.
Failure to specify remediation plan and track follow-through.
Lack of actual notice to employee of the precise problem and that future similar behavior/performance could lead to disciplinary action.
Lack of uniformity in handling employee performance issues.
Surprise! “This is the first time I heard about this!”