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Conferences & Seminars
MEF Seminar on Managing and Handling ProbationersParkroyal Kuala Lumpur3 December 2019Venue location with Google Maps
Brochure & Registration Form


Probation period is a period to test the suitability and capabilities of an employee for the organisation. At the end of this period the employer will determine whether the probationer is suitable to be confirmed in its organisation. Further, it has been said that a probationer enjoys the same right as a confirmed employee in regard to the termination process. Thus, this programme will ensure that the employer understands the legal perspective in handling a probationer in relation to managing i.e their work performance, misconducts, confirmation, non-confirmation / termination, dismissal and extension of probation. It will also answers the question whether a probationer can deem himself as confirmed after the expiry of the probation period? This programme provides a practical guide in conducting the review, counselling etc. Participants will also learn in depth of Court cases pertaining to probationers. Thus, at the end of this programme, employers would obtain a better understanding on the management and handling of probationers in their organisation.

Topic Covered
u...Who are probationers?
u...Definition of probationers.
u...Suitable period for probation period.
u...Rights of a probationer.
u...Procedures of managing/handling probationers
u...Decision making:-


Ø  Extension of a probation period? If yes, how long?
Ø  Confirmation
Ø  Non-Confirmation/termination

u...Can we terminate the probationer during the probation period?
u...Deemed to be confirmed after the expiry of probation period?
u...Handling misconducts (major/minor) committed by the Probationer during the probation period.

u...Decision making:-
Ø  How to conduct the review
Ø  Sample review form, counselling form will be provided
Ø  Non-Confirmation/termination
Ø  Guidance on the reviewing criteria
Ø  Hands on activities on conducting the review, counselling and coaching

u...Discussion of Court cases on Probationers
MS. SARASWATHI RAVINDRAN is a Senior Consultant -IR in MEF. She is a lawyer by profession who graduated from University of Northumbria UK and completed the Certificate in Legal Practice. Prior to joining MEF she has worked in an established Legal Firm in Kuala Lumpur as an Advocate and Solicitor specializing in Industrial Relations Practice. Her current duties include handling Industrial and Labour Court cases representing MEF’s Member Companies. She also provides advisory and consultancy services to member Companies pertaining to Employment matters. She is also actively involved in Trainings, in relation to The Employment Act 1955, Disciplinary Procedures, Handling Termination, Understanding Sexual Harassment, Domestic Inquiry etc.

LT COL (R) HJ MOHD AKHIR BIN HJ HAMZAH is a Senior Consultant – IR in MEF. Prior to joining MEF, he was a Senior Manager Human Resource at the International Medical University (IMU). His career in the private sector initially was as a Deputy Registrar at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). He joined UNITEN upon completion of his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff UK. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport UK and a UiTM graduate. Lt. Col. Akhir has extensive experience in representing member companies in Industrial Court hearings at the Industrial Court. His other main key role is as a Trainer; conducting Industrial Relations courses at public programs and at company premises which include managing performance of employees.


Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
Bukit Bintang,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.

  • MEF Members: RM 950 nett + 6% SST
  • Non-Members: RM 1100 nett + 6% SST
For more details of the Programs & Registration Form, please see the attached files.

Enquiries ~
03 - 7955 7778

Cik. Norkhalidah
ext 163 •

En. Mat Sahizol 
ext 135 •

Cik Wong Ping Sing 
ext 134 •

Pn. Nurul Afiqah
ext 164 •
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