Probationary Period


What is the ideal probationary period to give to employees? 3 or 6 months?

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  1. 2021-03-04T13:56:25+00:00

    Ideal length of probation will vary from company to company.  While 3 months seems to be an industry ‘standard’, the probationary period should revolve around the comfort level of both employer and applicant.

    The employer will have to calculate/decide at what point the applicant needs to become an asset to the company.

    The applicant will need to be comfortable with the responsibilities when the probation period ends.

    The shorter the probation period, the applicant will require more skill/experience regarding duties or the employer will run the risk of the applicant leaving when probation ends.

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