Planning for Performance Probation
What is probation and why is it important?
Probation provides new staff with a period of development to enable them to gain appropriate experience, with advice, guidance and support from managers, to achieve the agreed standards and objectives of their role. Regular review of performance and progress towards stated objectives is carried out and recorded.
Probation is a process whereby new employees and line managers engage in a dialogue about performance through objective setting and agreeing development opportunities and the support required in their new role.