Why do I need to evaluate an employee's performance before the probation is complete?

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The probation period or trial period is a set time at the beginning of employment for both the company and the employee to deem if the role and environment are a mutually good fit. During this period, if one party decides to terminate their contract, notice periods and costs are generally lower compared to after the completion of the probation period.

During the probation period, we recommend monitoring an employee's performance, addressing concerns, and continually giving and receiving feedback. The goal is to ensure that you have hired the right employee so you should assess how well they are performing to inform your decision of continuing the employment, terminating the employment, or extending the probation (where applicable).

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