- Want to ensure all probationers have a fair chance to prove themselves? Do these eight things...
- There are eight things you can do to ensure all probationers are given a fair chance to prove themselves. Read on to find out what these things are, so you can avoid unfair discrimination in your workplace.
You need to eliminate unfair discrimination in your workplace.
One way to do this is to consult the Code of Good Practice on the Integration of Employment Equity into Human Resource Poli... ››› more
- [07 December 2016]
- 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]
- 10 Steps to legally dismiss an employee on probation
- So you hired the 'perfect' candidate... Or so you thought. He just isn't pulling his weight, and now you need to take action against him. But how?
You know you can't just dismiss him - even if he is on probation! Today I want to share 10 steps you need to follow to make sure you dismiss your employee on probation fairly...
Keep reading below for these steps.
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- [07 June 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]
- Do you want to put your new employee probation in case he doesn't work out? Be careful, it could backfire!
- So, you've just hired a new employee, and you want to put him on 3 months' probation. This way, you think it'll be easier to let him go when it turns out he isn't all he said he was in the interview. Be careful though, employees on probation have the same rights as permanent employees and you can't just dismiss him!
But, you can use the probation period to assess his performance ability and sui... ››› more
- [15 January 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]
- 5 Crucial steps to take before you dismiss a poor performer after probation
- Jane, your new employee is currently on 3 months' probation. Since joining your company, she hasn't met any of her deadlines and her performance isn't up to scratch.
You then decide you'll dismiss her as soon her probation ends.
Before you dismiss her, make sure you take these 5 crucial steps to avoid an unfair dismissal case at the CCMA.
Keep reading below...
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- [09 November 2015]
- Don't confuse these five employees with independent contractors...
- It is very important that you know what the difference is between employees, independent contractors, agency assignees, casuals and so on.
Not knowing the difference can cost you thousands! You could also be held liable for unfair labour practices, unfair dismissal and, on top of that, you could end up dishing out huge amounts in legal fees.
So to bring some clarity, here are five types of e... ››› more
- [30 September 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]