Probation is a close-ended status given to new employees of an organisation for a specified period of time. The purpose of such probationary periods is to allow the hiring employer to closely evaluate the new employee’s performance and behaviour as they interact with fellow employees and, where appropriate, others – customers, suppliers, etc.
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