Probationary Periods – best practice

Probationary Periods – best practice

The primary purpose of using probationary periods is to provide a clear framework for assessing the suitability of new employees in terms of performance, behaviour and attendance against the standards you have set for the role.

This means when you use a probationary period you should clearly set out your standards and expectations from the very start so the new employee fully understands what you expect from them in terms of performance, behaviour and attendance and the consequences of failing to achieve those standards.