How to Make Good Use of Probation Periods

Posted in : HR Updates on 21 March 2011
Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services
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Finance might be tight for most organisations but there are staff changes going on out there, even if many are internal reorganisations. Today's Spotlight on HR Welfare from Croner focuses on getting the most out of probation periods.


Probation periods are an excellent means of getting high performance from new employees in a short space of time. Unfortunately many employers to their subsequent regret and failure to understand, tell a recruit that he or she is on a six-month probation period. They then sit back and wait to see if the person makes the grade.

Used properly, sound recruitment processes allied to probation periods can attract good candidates and

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Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services

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