How To Make Freshers More Productive From The Very First Day of Joining?
The companies that hire freshers do provide 3 to 6 months of training in the respective area and especially in System admin related services before they are handed their first live project. While this seems like the only viable solution at the moment, some progress has been made in developing an alternative set of practice that’s quickly gaining the attention of IT companies around the world which is helping companies by reducing their huge expenses on the resources during the training period and as well as training cost.
So, what is this new process of making fresher productive right from day one of their joining? We have broken down this approach into three easy steps that would systematically explain the whole process quickly and easily. So, without further delays, let’s begin!
Step 1: Hire Freshers From Companies Following the Hire-to-Train Training Model
Instead of investing heavily on training inexperienced employees, a better alternative is to collaborate with companies that are working on the hire-to-train model. Unlike academic institutions, these training academiesor companies focus solely on teaching exactly what is needed by organizations from their employees.
You can form an exclusive partnership with various such companies and assist them with their training methodology to make your potential applicants more synchronized with your line of work. For system-admin related fresh hirings, look for companies that work on the following skills:
- Windows OS and Linux system administration, including OS installation,Disk Management, LVM support, User accounts support, Active directory, Performance monitoring and Troubleshooting.
- Installation and configuration of applications like SQL, MS Office, IIS, etc.
- Networking elements like OSI layer, IP addresses, Subnets, Routing, DNS, Security Virtualization, Storages and any Backup tool.
- Cloud Configuration is a BIG plus.
- Knowledge on ITIL processes, Databases and Datacentre is also an added advantage.
Step 2: Conduct a Thorough Technical Assessment before Assigning Projects
Once an applicant checks out all the required skills for your organization, a detailed assessment of his or her practical understanding of the know-hows is a must before you deploy him or her to any project.
This is just as crucial as Step 1 as it helps you shortlist a more talented and quick-learning pool of applicants from the company that can be a part of your team.
Step 3: Give These Freshers a Start from the Very Basics
Once you’ve managed to find the right applicants that can work for your organization as fresher joinees, an important thing to remember here is that you shouldn’t rush them into placing them higher up the ladder in the beginning.
This is because no matter how talented and trained a fresher is, he or she still lacks the experience of managing a higher position in the beginning. Start right from the beginning at level 1, and gradually but steadily increase their levels based on their experience.