A lot of people have their opinions on what would make IT flourish in the country. From academics, individual & company certification all the way towards marketing, there are a lot of varied views going around. There are a lot of problem statements and few solutions floating out there, so let’s document some of them. This is an ongoing series of articles which will focus on a specific area in each post. If you have any idea’s of your own, please feel free to put them up in the comments section.Â
“What if they leave the company after we pay for them to get certified, wont i loose my valuable human resource?”. Talk training to software people and more often than not, you are greeted with this line. The next most common is “But trainings and certifications are useless, they dont learn anything, just spend at that time not being productive”
Thanks to a number of teachers who can’t teach and boring corporate trainer’s who can’t engage participants and content which is more reading from a slide than actually explaining something, trainings have gotten a very bad name. Combine that with the fact that hi-tech and software management trainings are considered to be useless by management, and you’ve got a very bleak picture of human resource development in organizations.
As from my previous post, identify a set of people who are valuable, pay them higher, keep them on interesting projects, send them to trainings and get them certifications! Oh, and have a career plan ready for them! The number one reason i hear from prospective applicants at even my firm, for leaving their previous companies is ‘there was no growth option left’. Give your star employees a growth path and they will not leave. Leave them hanging, and they will switch whenever they’re comfortable with it, not when you can spare them.