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Effective Handling of Probationary Periods

Simply-docs provides a comprehensive package of professionally drafted documents, fully editable, for the effective management of the probationary process.

The probationary period is, essentially, a trial period in the new role, which allows the line manager and employee to assess objectively if the employee is a good ‘fit’ for the role. Although there is no legal requirement to have a probationary period, using probationary periods effectively means that a formal mechanism is in place to ensure that any concerns about the employee’s conduct or capability can be addressed at an early stage.

The line manager should have regular progress meetings with the new employee during the course of the probationary period and then a final review meeting at which the employee will be confirmed in post, the probationary period will be extended or employment will be terminated. This sub-folder includes a policy, guidance notes and various letters to cover all of these courses of action.

Effective Handling of Probationary Periods is part of Employment Documents. Just £35.00 + VAT provides unlimited downloads from Employment Documents for 1 year.

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