How to manage: A probationary period for new hires is always wise

Employment contracts which don’t contain a probation clause could cause problems for employers if a recruit doesn’t work out

If you are conducting probation hearings remotely, make sure the process is a fair one and that all of the usual procedural steps are followed

Recruiting and onboarding new hires is especially challenging for managers and employers these days, as so many people continue to work remotely.

Probationary periods are included as standard in most employment contracts, usually as a means to protect employers should it become clear in the early stages of employment that a new hire cannot fulfil the terms of their contract.

What should employers tasked with managing new recruits from afar bear in mind, when it ...