It is imperative that employers put in place a very good process for letting
staff go during probation. The process should be similar to a
disciplinary process whereby an individual manager discusses the
performance issue with their employee. They should then move through a
Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), Investigation, Performance/Suitability
Hearing and the possibility of an appeal if the decision goes against the
Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is achieved during a discussion
between a manager and an employee about a plan as to how the
performance of the employee can improve and within what timeframe.
PIPs are regularly used in assessing the Performance/Suitability of
To read a more detailed account of the requirements on an employer and how PIP’s can help in Probation and other Reviews
please see Mini-Article on this subject.