Taking the fear out of probationary periods!
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Being offered a new job is an exciting time at any stage of your career, but that excitement can be tempered by knowing that you have to survive a probationary period.

You can find out how to thrive in those high-pressure first weeks or months with our article, How to Pass Your Probationary Period.

Or, if you're a manager, you can learn how to give your new or developing team member the best chance of success with our articles, How to Manage a Probationary Period Effectively and Successful Inductions.

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A Final Note

A probationary period gives a new recruit, and his or her organization, time to discover whether they are a good fit. It's a two-way street, and both parties need to manage expectations and be open to feedback.

Next week, watch our new video to find out how to deal with people who really "get on your nerves" at work!

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