Probation is the period during which a new employee is evaluated against company performance and behavioural standards to ensure that they are suitable for the job that they have been employed to fulfil.
Probation periods give you the opportunity to assess new recruits on the job. Probation periods commonly last for three months, six months, or a year.
It’s common for employers to discover, a few weeks into the employment relationship, that new hires don’t deliver the skills or performance they promised at interview, have poor timekeeping or attendance, or are a bad fit in terms of personality or organisational culture. Probationary periods allow you to manage the relationship more flexibly, so you can address problems before agreeing on a full contract.
This document is used where the Company wishes to confirm that an employee has passed their probationary period.
This document is used where the Company wishes to extend the probationary period of an employee.
This serves as a guide to some of the areas which may require clarification to foster a conclusive evaluation of performance since the appointment of an individual to a particular position.
A model termination of probation letter template to issue in line with best practice, containing clear and effective wording, which is easy to edit.