probationary

probationary
probationary pro‧ba‧tion‧a‧ry [prəˈbeɪʆnri ǁ proʊˈbeɪʆneri] adjective [only before a noun] HUMAN RESOURCES
relating to the period of time during which a new employee is tested to make sure they are suitable for a job:

• Applicants hired should work a suitable probationary period of between one and six months.

probationary employees

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probationary UK US /prəˈbeɪʃənəri/ US  /prəʊˈbeɪʃəneri/ adjective [before noun]
HR relating to the period during which a new employee is being watched closely to see if they are suitable for their job : »

The administration will more closely scrutinize teachers during the three-year probationary period before tenure.

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State officials say as a probationary employee, he has no rights to appeal against the firing.

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Schools must give probationary teachers 60 days notice before the end of the school year if their contract is not going to be renewed.

LAW relating to the situation in which a criminal is allowed to stay out of prison if they follow particular rules and do not commit another crime : »

He is serving a five-year probationary sentence following a 2010 conviction for perjury.


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  • probationary — probation ► NOUN 1) Law the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behaviour under supervision. 2) the process of testing the character or abilities of a person in a certain role. DERIVATIVES probationary adjective …   English terms dictionary

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  • probationary period — The initial trial period of employment for career USPS employees. For bargaining unit employees, the probationary period is the first 90 calendar days; for nonbargaining unit employees, the period is the first 6 months. During this period, access …   Glossary of postal terms

  • probationary — adjective see probation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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