- How to make the probation period work for you
- So your new employee isn't the right person for the job. What do you do now? It's simple, use his probation period to assess his performance ability and suitability for the job. Here's how you can make probation work for you and what to do if your employee's not up to standard.
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service explains that a probation period is a length of time you use to check i... ››› more
- [06 December 2016]
- If you've put your new hire on probation, familiarise yourself with these four points so you don't break the law
- If you've put your new hire on probation, that's great.
A probation period is wonderful because it gives you an opportunity to evaluate your employee's performance before you confirm his appointment.
Now there are four points you must familiarise yourself with when it comes to probation periods.
Read on to find out what they are so you won't find yourself on the wrong side of the law.
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- [20 October 2016]
- Are you thinking of dismissing a probationer? Then FIRST read this to avoid an unfair dismissal
- In many circumstances, you may require a newly-hired employee to undergo a probation period in order to evaluate her abilities before confirming her employment.
The length of the probation period may vary, with between 3-6 months being common practice, and with 1 month being used based on the employee's qualifications and experience.
Anything longer than 6 months will require a lot of explai... ››› more
- [22 February 2016]
- 3 Areas to be aware of when dismissing employees
- With many dismissals being reported to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), it's only understandable that you'll be very anxious when you need to dismiss an employee. After all, the last thing you want to do is unfairly dismiss her.
Here are 3 areas to be careful of when dismissing employees. If you're not, you could very well end up paying for it at the CCMA. 1. ... ››› more
- [18 November 2015]
- Follow these seven steps if you're considering dismissing an employee on probation
- A probation period is a length of time you use to see if an employee is suitable for the job.
If the employee is newly-hired or an existing employee who's been promoted, you can use a probation period BEFORE confirming permanent employment in the position.
But you CAN'T abuse probation period! In other words, you can't dismiss an employee after his probation period and hire a new employee on... ››› more
- [29 September 2015]
- Why probation periods are essential for your company!
- You've gone through all the recruiting process and now few weeks or a couple of months later, you realise you didn't hire the right person for the job.
So what's the solution now?
If you have probation period implemented through policies, you're safe!
You can use your probation period to assess the employee's performance ability and suitability for the job.
Here's how you can find out ... ››› more
- [12 June 2015]
- Act early against poor performance or you could sit with a BIG problem
- Poor performance is definitely a problem you have to fix on time. It's also something you can't tolerate excuses on if you want to ensure it doesn't last long. At the end of the day, it's you and your business that suffer if you allow this type of behaviour to continue.
Since most people tend to avoid potential conflict situations, fixing poor performance can be problematic.
So what can you ... ››› more
- [29 April 2015]
- Four methods you can use to assess Joe's performance during his probation period
- So you've decided to put your new employee, Joe on probation to see if he can measure up to your standards.
Now the big question is: Do you know how to efficiently assess your new hire's performance during his probation period?
If not, here are four methods you can use...
If your new hire is on probation, use these four methods to assess his performance
During the probation... ››› more
- [28 October 2014]
- Before you dismiss a poor performer during his probation period do THIS
- Let's say, you hire a new employee. You place him on probation to establish whether he has the ability to do what you require him to.
But, during his probation period, you find he's a poor performer and you think it's best to dismiss him immediately because he's costing your company a fortune.
We're here to tell you not to do this just yet.
Because you must take the following ... ››› more
- [23 July 2014]
- Warning! Your probationer will take you to the CCMA for unfair labour practice if you do these two things
- If you think employees on probation don't have any rights, you're wrong. Probationers have the same rights as any other employee. This means you can't subject him to unfair labour practices. If you do, he'll take you to the CCMA and you'll lose your case. But you can avoid this if you NEVER do these two things to your probationer.
Too many employers lose their case... ››› more
- [28 April 2014]