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HR Tip – Probation periods


These questions are being answered by Learn HR, a market leader in the provision of HR and payroll training and nationally-recognised professional qualifications.

Q: All our new employees start on a six month probation period and, if satisfactory, we keep them on. Does this probation period count as part of their service?

A: Yes, their service counts from the day they joined you. This is regardless of whether they are on probation or working part time.

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