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probation

Medtalk A period during which a health care provider whose practice of medicine was restricted by a licensing or certifying authority or by a hospital's medical staff due to questionable medical judgement, is evaluated to determine if he/she can be allowed an unrestricted license to practice medicine or retain medical staff privileges. See Restriction.

probation

(prō-bā′shŏn)
1. In the criminal justice system, a period of legal oversight of one's behavior after release from incarceration or instead of incarceration after conviction for a crime.
2. A period after an employee is hired during which the employee's on-the-job performance is evaluated. During this time the employee may need to demonstrate his or her suitability for continued work and in many instances may not receive full salary or benefits.
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DO adopt, distribute and implement a policy regarding probationary periods before interviewing or hiring any probationary employees.
A probationary period allows an employer and an employee to enter into an employment arrangement in an effort to learn whether the relationship would be a good fit for all involved," she says.
A probationary period may allow for streamlined terminations that do not require due process procedures.
Hence, the equilibrium contract for L will entail either a probationary period or a limited term or both.
i) A combination of probationary period and limited term can occur in equilibrium only if there exist at least two dates t and t' for which
L](t)] is strictly monotone increasing for all t [member of] [0, n], then the contract cannot entail a probationary period.
The probationary period can be a stressful time for police recruits.
Even officers who make it through the probationary period may find their careers stymied by a lack of opportunity, savvy, or a host of other obstacles that keep some employees from advancing in their organizations.
Twenty-three police officer candidates failed the FTO program, in effect, failing their probationary period.
It is important, however, that before reaching this decision an employer is satisfied they have regularly pointed out any concerns or shortcomings during the probationary period and given the employee an opportunity to improve, with the relevant supervision and support.