To further determine whether a new employee matches a business's company culture, an employer may require that new hires complete a probationary period. Besides fitting in well with the company, this period lets business owners determine whether new team members possess the proper skills and education to fulfill their role. During the probationary period, employers reserve the right to terminate the employee without cause or offering severance pay. After the period ends and all parties agree to maintain their professional relationship, employees qualify for any benefits that the position offers. Successfully completing a probationary period also means that moving forward, the employer must have proper grounds to terminate an employee, give an employee notice of termination and offer severance pay to qualifying workers.