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Dear Sagar,
Whether the employee is performing well. If good then you can confirm him/her. Any way you have the confirmation due date you dont change that. Since due to illness he/she would have taken leave and also would have not paid for that days as a probation employee.
Still the performance is not upto the mark you can extend the probation it can be maximum of 3 months only(since your actual probation period is 3 months in your organisation).

I have always used the extention of probation as an initial performance booster on new starters, you must ensure that this approach is used for all employees i.e a letter of confirmation is given to all employees as standard. The fact that the probation is extended should be used as a positive that the company want to keep the employee but they need a little more help before confirming.
Once the probation is extended it is good practise to give the employee clear direction in what is expected of them, at PIP or Performance improvement plan should be set up and agreed with the employee with regular reviews on the position of the PIP. This is a very good step in gaining investor in people so is very good practise for a company to carry out.

I agree with the posting of Mr. Senbagarajan.
Management wants to give the employee another chance with the hope that he will make up for the deficiencies/lacunae observed and communicated tot he employee. The employee has to become aware of his shortcomings and try to improve in these areas to get confirmed in the job.
In other words, the performance shown so far is not up to the mark and given a chance the management believes he can improve.

Hi Sagar,
While mentioning the clauses in an offer letter, it is always to be good to put the matter positively rather than put it in a negative manner, but make clear what you want to communicate. Here you wish to mention that there is no entitlement of leave during probation... You can put it like... During the period of your probation, there wont be entitlement to any kind of leave.
You can also mention that, " In the unlikely circumstance of you proceeding on leave/ absenteeism under LOP, your probation may be extended for such period of LOP, in total, availed by you during your probation period...
Normally, the probation period would be or 0- 6months. In any case, the maximum probation period that would be given to an employee wouldn't be more than a year
Swapna Sarith

Dear Sagar,
If probation period is 3 months & the offer letter states that you are not eligible for any leaves during probation you can extent the probation for next one week.
For ex. he/she joined with your organisation by 1st Jan'12 & he/she suppose to get confirmed by 1st Apr'12 you can extend the probation for next one week ie by 8th apr'12 as confirmation date. Reason being 1 week leave during probation.
One week extension doesn't make much difference, but still you can explain the employee that it got extended due to leaves.. Simple...
Balaji S
Human Resources

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