What is performance management and when does it start?

We have been looking at recruitment and selection for several weeks now and having talked about induction/orientation in the last instalment, why don’t we pick the discussion up now with performance management, up to and including probation.

What is probation? It is essentially a process of testing or observing the abilities and the general “fit” a new employee has with the role and the team/organisation. Sometimes there is minimal fit, which is due to the employee’s weaknesses, but more often than not, it is due to a lack of effort from the employer’s side.

This is why probation is being discussed in the same breath as performance management.

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