Probationary Periods

A new employee being interviewed in an office environment.

Probationary periods are designed to protect you from a bad hire but also to give your new recruit time to see if you meet their needs too – it’s a two way process!

Here’s everything you need to know.

As we all know, hiring new employees is always a risk…

No matter how well someone sells themselves in an interview, or how vast their experience is stated on their CV, until they start working for you, you have no idea how it will all work out.

That’s why most companies offer a probationary period – It gives you time to make sure they’re right for the job and it gives the employee time to make sure it’s right for them too.

I’ve written a new guide to probationary periods, which details:

  • What a probationary period is
  • How contractual rights are affected
  • How long it can last
  • What you’re looking for during this time
  • How to review your new hire’s performance
  • What happens at the end of the probationary period
  • Tips to make the probationary period a success

Click below to download your free copy and if you want to review your contracts or your processes during the probationary period give me a call today.

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