Getting Employee Probation Right

Getting Employee Probation Right

Did you know that nearly a quarter of all new recruits leave within six months? And two-thirds of those don’t even last a month?

Getting probationary periods right is not just important for ticking off your legal obligations – they can also be the difference between hiring the right person who’s going to stick around for a long time or spending time and money on someone who goes right back out the door.

Probation periods benefit both your members and their new employee. It allows each of them to see if they’re a good fit and see whether the employee is likely to work out in the long term. They’re often for a fixed period – usually between three or six months and the new staff member will be exempt from some statutory rights.

But, do your members know there are plenty of employment rights that do apply from day one of the employment? It’s important for your members to make sure they’re getting all the details right and are complying with the law when it comes to this!

So, make sure you’ve covered all the need-to-knows with this free checklist from our Partner Citation’s HR experts.

What’s inside:

  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
  • Redundancy
  • The right to request flexible working
  • Statutory and ordinary maternity leave
  • How to manage a probationary period properly If you’d like to chat about how Citation can help with the HR and Health & Safety side of your business just give them a call on 0345 844 1111 or click here. Remember to quote London Care & Support Forum when enquiring to access preferential rates.