Induction and Probation

Induction

The way in which a new employee is received and introduced to their new job, colleagues and organisation can have a direct effect on the long-term success of the appointment. The induction procedure and probationary period procedure (where applicable) is aimed at supporting managers to plan and carry out effective induction for new employees. Directorates are welcome to tailor this to meet their needs though they will be expected to ensure that all essential information on terms and conditions is included, to ensure consistency.

Probation

If you are new to North Yorkshire County Council you will be subject to the probationary procedure, except if you are:

  • employed under Teachers Pay and Conditions of Service
  • employed on apprenticeship scheme
  • employed via TUPE transfer or statutory transfer orders

The purpose of the probationary period is to identify and sort out any early difficulties which may occur in the performance of the job and provide for each early termination of employment if such difficulties are not resolved during this period.

Employees in probationary periods are not subject to the capability procedure as part of the probationary and induction period. They will receive regular feedback. They will receive regular feedback on their performance.

Useful downloads

Induction Policy

Induction Checklist

Probationary Procedure - September 2014

Probationary Review Record Form

Probationary Review meeting - Outcome

Extension of Probationary Period Letter

Confirmation of Appointment Letter

Probationary Procedure Appeal Hearing Guidance

Appeal Hearing Invite Letter

Appeal Hearing Outcome Letter