Employer Guide: Probationary Periods – Why Have Them?

Overview

An Employers Guide to understanding probationary periods.

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A probationary period is a contractual period of time between an employer and employee, it is usually for the first three/six months of an employee’s new employment. It can be referred to as a trial period for both employer and employee.

  • WHY SHOULD EMPLOYERS MAKE USE OF A PROBATIONARY PERIOD?
  • DO EMPLOYERS HAVE TO SET A PROBATIONARY PERIOD?
  • CAN AN EMPLOYEE BE DISMISSED WITHIN THEIR PROBATIONARY PERIOD?
  • WHAT IS THE NOTICE DURING PROBATIONARY PERIOD?
  • HOW DO EMPLOYERS MANAGE THE PROBATIONARY PERIOD?
  • ENDING AN EMPLOYEE’S PROBATION PERIOD.
  • EXTENDING AN EMPLOYEES PROBATION PERIOD.

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