CAREFUL REVIEWS AND INVESTMENT IN EMPLOYEE TRAINING LEADS TO HIGH RETENTION RATES AT STATERA

StateraCAREFUL REVIEWS AND INVESTMENT IN EMPLOYEE TRAINING LEADS TO HIGH RETENTION RATES AT STATERA

By MobileWirelessJobs / MobileContentJobs
March 2007

As part of our HR Q&A interview series, MobileWirelessJobs recently caught up with Statera’s Katherine Riofta to learn more about her company’s online talent acquisition practices. The HR Q&A series is a featured column in MobileContent Careers. MWJ= MobileWirelessJobs.com; ST= Statera.
MWJ: What techniques does your company use to retain employees?
ST: Salaried consultants participate in quarterly and annual reviews, here is where most feedback is given. This feedback is then analyzed and crafted to keep employees happy with currents engagement or future engagements.
MWJ: What types of training programs does your company have?
ST: Statera has several internal and external training programs. Internally Statera has a monthly business and technical program called Xport. Xport is given the second Tuesday of every month for any one who would like to attend. These training programs range from Statera’s methodology on business value to interoperability (XLM SOAP Web Method). Externally Statera offers sales, technical and management training. Statera will also participate in purchasing of technical books for private library open to all employees.
MWJ: What exercises outside the office are used to improve employee morale?
ST: Statera currently has several outside sports/activities teams such as: Dodge ball, Basketball, Bowling and Skiing. Statera also participates in many company sponsored functions such as holiday parties, potlucks and quarterly meetings. Statera will also give out several quarterly and annual awards at these events.
MWJ: Do you accept resumes from job seekers in other geographic locations outside your office locations? If so, what amount?
ST: Yes, Statera does participate in relocation if necessary. Statera will look at each situation on a case by case basis for relocation.
MWJ: What sort of workman’s comp plan do you have?
ST: Each state does participate in a workman’s comp plan, we ask that a 24 hours notice be given after being hurt on the job.
MWJ: Is your company a supporter of affirmative action?
ST: Yes, Statera is a supporter of affirmative action and EEOC.
MWJ: What is your compensation plan?
ST: Statera has two types of compensations plans. Hourly employees are give a hourly rate in which they receive for compensation. Salary employees are give a salary and a bonus plan determined by specific metrics each quarter.
MobileContent Careers is the monthly eNewsletter of MobileWirelessJobs. Each issue contains one or more HR interviews of the top employers in the mobile content and wireless industries. These interviews help our candidates learn more about the companies listed on MobileWirelessJobs beyond what can be found in a job posting. Our research has shown that employers who participate in our HR interview receive a much greater resume response for their time and effort.

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