What is a probation period?

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A probation period is sometimes use for new employees. It is a duration at the beginning of employment during which either the employee or employer can terminate the employment at a reduced notice period.

What is the purpose of probation period?

A probation period's purpose is to determine if the new employee is a good fit for the organisation and have the requires skillset to perform their duties.

How long is probation period?

A probation period is typically between 1 and 3 months depending on the nature of the role. A probation period might be longer for roles which take longer to assess.

What happens at the end of a probation period?

At the end of the probation period, the employer or line manager of the employee will inform them if they have passed the probationary period or not.

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