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Understanding Probationary Periods for New Hires: Tips for Success

Embark on your new career path with confidence! Miriam Dushane of Alaant clarifies the probationary period for new hires. Learn how it’s a two-way street that ensures the perfect job fit for both you and your employer.

Today, I want to talk about something that concerns many new hires: the probationary period. It’s understandable to feel a bit anxious about this phase, but let’s demystify it together.

First, it’s important to recognize that a probationary period is not just for the employer—it’s also for you. This period allows you both to assess if the fit is right, ensuring your skills, values, and career aspirations align with the organization's goals.

The probationary period is also key for learning, growth, and open communication. It's the perfect time to ask questions, receive feedback, and understand expectations, showcasing your dedication and willingness to contribute.

Employers should be conscious of the potential stress associated with the probationary period. Alleviating this involves providing a structured onboarding, clearly defined training, mentorship, frequent check ins, and ongoing feedback, laying the groundwork for success.

At Alaant, we're committed to your journey, emphasizing the importance of the right match for both you and your employer. We know you're not just taking a job; you're shaping your future and that of your new company. We're here to support you at every step. Want to connect?  Call me today at 518-689-3138 or visit us at

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