Effective from February 2018
Approved by: Chief Executive Officer
At a Glance
It is understood that all new employees must undergo a minimum Probationary / Qualifying Period of six months (6) upon commencing employment with the company.
Prior to the completion of the Probationary Period, the new employee must have a Probationary Appraisal with their direct supervisor. This is necessary to provide constructive feedback on the employee’s performance, discuss problems and concerns, maintain a record of agreement and outcomes, and lastly, identify and ensure action to address any development and/or training needs. If the employee passes the Probation, goals may also be set for the coming year.
All employees within Five Good Friends. It is the responsibility of all Senior Executives, General Managers, Human Resources, and Senior Managers to maintain this policy.
To ensure all new employees receive performance feedback and guidance within their probationary period of employment.
- Probation - a set period of time during which the employer assesses the suitability of the employee.
- Probationary Appraisal - the formal mechanism to review employees work performance over the first 6 months of their employment with the Five Good Friends, and set goals for the coming year.
- Goals – annual targets set for a salaried employee, which align with the company’s strategic plan.
- Letter of Employment Confirmation - t******he letter used to inform an employee they have successfully completed their probationary period.
- A Performance Appraisal form is to be completed by the employee and their immediate manager (who must be familiar with the everyday work performance of the employee) at least four (4) weeks prior to the completion of the employees’ probationary period.
- One week prior to the review, the manager must issue the employee with a blank Performance Appraisal Form advising them to complete the form as a self-assessment, in the first instance, and then to bring this form to the probationary review meeting.