Media Outlet: Florida High Tech Corridor Council
The definition of the “ideal hire” will vary from one company to the next, but one organization within The Corridor is taking a different approach to attracting, grooming and motivating the talent pool it needs.
“Our industry has a responsibility to provide continued, specified training and development,” said Brian Murphy, CEO of ReliaQuest, an enterprise cybersecurity firm headquartered in Tampa. ReliaQuest boasts an intensive training program for new hires, which undoubtedly contributes to the company’s 90 percent average three-year employee retention rate.
Recognizing the fact that there is an educated talent pool at the ready, Murphy notes that the primary issue companies face with bringing new hires up to speed is addressing the skills transfer gap. To meet that need, ReliaQuest’s intensive onboarding training is designed to shorten the learning curve for employees, using hands-on simulations based on real-life situations new hires are likely to face in their work with the company’s hundreds of Fortune 1,000 customers.
In less than six weeks, ReliaQuest employees learn the hard and soft skills needed to succeed – a process that can take up to 14 months at companies where on-the-job observance serves as the primary source of training.
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