Small Business Employee Policies Series: Probationary Period
Once you've gone through the process of finding and hiring the right candidate, the last thing that you'd expect is the need to fire your new employee. Despite thoroughly interviewing and checking references, it is not out of the realm of possibility that your new employee will not be a good fit. Problems during the first several months can range from a personality mismatch, to performance issues. Whatever the reason, it is essential that you have an employee policy in place that will support the need to terminate your employee if job related issues do occur during the early stages of your new staff members' employment.