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HR Question of the Week

8/29/14: I have recently begun employment as the HR Manager for a community bank. As I reviewed previous offer letters, I have seen that a "probationary period" was stated. It was my understanding that it is not recommended that we use the terms "probationary" or" introductory" employment period, is that correct?

USource Answer:

Yes, you are correct. The use of the terms "probationary period" or "introductory period" is not recommended when referring to an employee's first few months of employment. Unless your bank is unionized, stating a probationary,

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