• 18 minutes

What Are the Best Practices for Writing Effective Performance Documentation


Review the importance of documentation.

The three most important things in performance management are documentation, documentation, and documentation. Jurys now come to expect a lot of documentation because technology makes it so easy to document employee performance. From email, word processing, texting, etc. there are several options to keep good documentation and juries expect to see the paper trail that supports that action that was taken against the employee. This video reviews how to create and deliver effective performance evaluations and tips on how to do employee evaluations the right way.

Runtime: 17 minutes



Betsy Johnson

Betsy Johnson

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Shareholder and former managing shareholder of the Los Angeles office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of employment and labor law, with an emphasis on providing day-to-day advice and counsel to Human Resources and in-house legal teams
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous effective performance management, employment discrimination, ADA and FMLA compliance, and wage/hour compliance
  • Wrote several publications related to the areas of managing employment and labor law
  • Member of the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team
  • Member of the California, New York and South Carolina Bar Associations, California Super Lawyer, Fellow in the ABA College of Labor & Employment Law, and Fellow in the ABA Foundation
  • J.D. degree, University of South Carolina; B.A. degree, University of South Carolina
  • Can be contacted at 213-438-1297 or [email protected]

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