How we have won an award for innovating! Oracle truly supports innovation...by EMEA Campus Recruitment
By user769227 on Jun 03, 2009
Our names are Eva, Elena, Virginia and Chloe. We belong to different teams in Oracle - Alliances and Channel, Business Development, Consulting and Recruitment - and have been working for the past year on a project which originally was our idea... and lead us to winning an Award for our achievement!
Let's go back a year ago, when we talked amongst ourselves and with Alessandro Vallega, who is Business Development Manager and responsible for Community Governance. We decided we would put together a project plan to recruit and train graduates for our partners (“partners” are the companies with which Oracle has a partnership working relation).
We received the support of Anne-Marie O'Donnell, VP Recruitment, of Evelina Peretti, Alliances and Channel Director, who believed in us. They agreed we could spend some of our time on this project.
Yes, we worked a lot! We were starting from scratch and had to understand the financial aspects of our project, to sell it to partners, to gather their needs, to design an in-depth training on Business Intelligence… and eventually we recruited and trained 30 graduates for 19 partners.
We were working remotely (Chloe is not based in Italy and we had to work on the phone and via web conferences) and it worked! We made our “virtual team” work fine – what initially was a challenge happened to actually be cool…
The success is there: the graduates have all been hired after the training and our partners have given us excellent feedback.
We presented our initiative to Senior executives in Italy who lead innovation and they elected us the award winning team for the Italy Innovation Award.
We are proud to have delivered a state-of-the-art training and given a job opportunity to 30 graduates.
We have proud to have worked for the Oracle Partners community.
We are thankful we have been given time and trust to make our initiative reach success.
Oracle will now implement this initiative in several countries in Europe and on several topics.
We are proud to work in a company where innovation is seen as a value, where it is possible to make suggestions and to be supported by our senior management.
If you wish to know more about being a graduate and being recruited for partners, contact firstname.lastname@example.org