Axelerant’s Inside Axelerant series gives you a glimpse of principals, policies, and guidelines within our Open Company.
If you’re going to make a change, you have to make sure it’s the right one. At Axelerant, every career placement starts with a trial hire. We’ve found trial hires to be an excellent way to determine whether or not we’re a match for each other.
Our trial hire period lasts 30 days for production and 90 days for operations team members. During this period, local and remote team members get to know Axelerant’s culture, the work pace, and our uniqueness. Likewise, we get to know new hires better.
Axelerant Trial Hire Basics:
- Trial Hire is 30 to 90 days
- Group leader with HR assistance will explain Key Performance Indicator (KPI) expectations
- Frequent one-to-one chats with team leader and Career Development Coach about progress, concerns, and suggestions
- HR will provide onboarding materials and other helpful media
- New hire buddy provision; someone who has advanced in the same scope of work at Axelerant
- One week before the trial hire ends, new hire 360-review for fit and job continuation
The trial hire program is openly talked about during the interview process, and we encourage questions and feedback. Every applicant knows what to expect from the beginning. All of our policies are transparent, and we adhere to them before a candidate joins us. We’ve learned through a variety of hard lessons that the 30 to 90 day trial periods make the most sense. With positive feedback and positive metrics, we can ensure you’re right for us, and we’re good for you.
Successful Trial Hire Requirements:
- Completed induction program and new hire paperwork
- Majority fulfillment of role and responsibilities
- Reasonable attempts to meet KPI baselines
- 67% vote of confidence trial hire peer feedback
- Open Principals, Guidelines, and Discussions
- The Good, The Bad, and The Legal Bits
- Your Career, Your Success
- How to Get Along with Each Other
- Take a Break AKA Leave Policy
- Productivity & Work Hours
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
- Expense Reimbursement
- Get SMART, Set Better Expectations
- Why Update Curamine? Make Your Team Look Good!
- Axelerant Social Media Usage Policy
- Guidelines for Writing Accomplishment Statements
- Trial Hire: Starting Your Axelerant Career