There’s a whole new generation of computing talent ready to begin their
careers. When talking to early professionals be positive, emphasize the
strengths, value, and benefits of enterprise computing. Engage recent
hires in recruitment efforts, partner with Academic Initiative schools,
and explore non-traditional programs. Explore the Employer Resource
Catalog for more hints and guidance.
There are many options to help train new hires as well as cross-skill and
up-skill incumbent employees. Explore the many resources available.
However, training is not only about course work and content; mentors
play an important role in ensuring that knowledge and expertise are
assimilated and applied by early career employees. Pairing mentoring
with on-the-job training can accelerate learning and increase confidence
for your recent hires.
Create opportunities for employees to thrive. Provide leadership
opportunities, assign positive career mentors, encourage attendance and
participation at industry events, and foster a sense of community. While
a recent hire may be learning how to do the job, opportunities still
exist for having a voice and making an impact to the company and the
broader Z community.