An Exploration of Probation Evaluation Practice: From Recruitment and Selection Perspective
A lot of literature has been dedicated to readdressing the importance that training and development, resignation analysis, and retention strategies have for senior employees; however, there is an obvious shortage of research on new recruits’ suitability and retention. The present study probes, from a recruitment and selection perspective, whether or not the probation evaluation extends selection processes and enhances selection effectiveness simultaneously. This study initially consolidated some probation practices from enterprises in Taiwan, explored their underlying philosophy, and identified specific procedures and the effectiveness of outcomes. This study captures a relatively complete set of probation practices by analyzing and comparing the aforementioned cases synthetically. The results can be viewed as a complement to existing literature, as well as a reference for human-resource professionals useful during their daily operations.