Those successful in recruiting and retaining new hires have followed a similar approach. Our own Professional Services team; a significant end-user customer; and a key strategic vertical market partner, have all found success by applying this strategy:
Just like your business, BASIS Professional Services needs to create resources on-demand as well as for enduring projects. Oftentimes a partner approaches us with a difficult set of challenges and the solution to which lies in new technologies. The ideal resource candidate needs to be able to interact with old product sets and work with the latest BBj object-oriented programming language and Java libraries.
This transportation and logistics provider has been successful in recruiting recent college computer science graduates to join their in-house PRO/5 and BBj programming team. The lack of Business BASIC exposure in recent graduates have proven to not be a barrier to their contributions to the team and retention of these eager recruits has been excellent.
This home-building application software developer also required additional resources to meet its growing client base demands. They too have found success in recruiting new college computer science graduates and, working in teams, have established a strong bi-directional sharing of knowledge. Their existing Business BASIC staff learned object-oriented programming while the new graduates quickly picked up the style and structure of Business BASIC while gaining vertical market experience.