Probation is the process of managing performance to integrate new employees into the Department or Office. Probation is in effect an extension of the selection process. The probationary process must be operated in an open, clear and supportive manner so as to ensure that a “full picture” of the employee’s suitability for the employment is obtained. This will enable the employer to make the appropriate decision as to whether the person should be retained in the employment.
These Probation Guidelines provide information on how to manage employees effectively while on probation. Line managers can obtain further advice from their Personnel Units/HR sections.