Boot camp helps new recruits

EMC Canada shapes up employees for future leadership roles
By John Ewald
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/10/2014

When people hear the term “boot camp,” they typically picture military recruit training. But for global IT infrastructure solution provider EMC, the term refers to its innovative, standardized approach to ensuring new hires are well-prepared and equipped for the job.

As a global company, EMC has more than 60,000 employees in 86 countries around the world including Canada, the United States and India. And for a large organization, it is crucial to ensure there is a standardized process for career development and employee recruitment and retention.

With this in mind, EMC in 2004 developed a Global Services Associate Program (GSAP) to evaluate and assess the performance of new hires, according to Adam Wellwood, senior manager of human resources and corporate security officer at EMC Canada in Toronto.