Employee performance improvement is the goal of an employee performance improvement plan. These are implemented when a staff member has been underperforming or is having issues with their work. By creating a plan to manage this, you can help the staff member get back up to being a high performing member of your team.
An employee performance improvement plan generally specifies a specific timeframe in which the employee is to improve. It contains explicit, definable goals to be achieved within this period. If the staff member fails to meet these, sometimes this will result in disciplinary action or even termination, depending on the situation.