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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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"In the current economy, many private employers are choosing a temp-to-perm arrangement using an outside employment agency rather than implementing formal probationary periods for employees," Moakley says.
How reliable are the results of probationary periods? Most experts agree that new employees who perform poorly during probationary periods seldom improve their performance significantly after the trial period has ended.
* 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.
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
(iii) If the ratio [[f.sub.H](t)/[f.sub.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. Moreover, although 87 percent of the men (94 actual) successfully completed their probationary period, only 67 percent of the women (18 actual) did so.