The First Six Months: Mastering the Role

Newly hired career employees serve a probationary period during their first six months of employment. If you are unsure about the probationary period for a new career employee, contact Employee Relations. The probationary period allows a manager to closely evaluate the progress and the skills of the newly hired employee, determine appropriate work assignments and monitor other aspects, such as reliability and personal interactions.

During the first six months, you should be clear and consistent about what is expected and how performance is measured so there is no guesswork as to where your new employee should focus their efforts. Ongoing feedback and training will support your new employee in becoming a valued member of your department.

In this section:


<<Previous Section: The First Month | Next>>