The Probationary Period
Most new hires (Support Staff and MaPS) at the University of Calgary serve a probationary period after hire, during which the employee has time to learn their new role and demonstrate their suitability for the job. It also allows the manager to evaluate the new employee and confirm that the right person was hired for the job.
Information for Managers
During the probationary period, managers should meet regularly with their new hire to set and clarify expectations, identify training opportunities, and provide support while the employee learns their new role. The probationary review process varies depending on staff group:
Skill Building for Probation Reviews
To launch an online course after enrolling, go to learning.my.ucalgary.ca and go to: My Learning > Select the Course > Launch
Connect to Perform - Probationary Reviews
15 minutes | Managers
In this narrated online resource, managers will learn about managing the probationary period for support staff and MaPs, including details on mid-probationary and probationary reviews.