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April 22, 2015 - Anastasia M

4 unusual positions in IT companies

Everybody has heard about unusual jobs that people get paid for. Sometimes you think what’s got into the employers to make up such a job title but sometimes you consider it to be the best job ever. From IMAX screen cleaners to professional whistlers, from furniture testers to professional sleepers. So, is there something similar in the IT sphere?

Well, IT companies do not certainly lack professional desk chair testers or evaluators of corporate logo cups for birthdays. What they really need is proactive, motivated, problem-solving people who can easily find a contact point with every employee in the organization and you’ll see why.

What Are These Positions?

First position that attracted my attention is HR business (people) partner. I bet your first thought is that it is a person who recruits IT workers, just a paraphrased title. But no, it’s not that. It is a person who supports the company employees and listens to all their grumbling and complaining at managers who treat them inappropriately or just don’t understand their feelings. I’d say it’s an IT psychologist who is always ready to hear out all your troubles.

Second position you can occupy in an IT company (I think without obligatory technical background) is a motivation specialist. This one is easy to guess and rather logical. This worker cares for the employee to be motivated enough to do their part effectively and keeps an eye on their satisfaction with their job and working conditions. Feel you can motivate people? Go for it! Build a career!

Another title that you can get is an adaptation specialist. This is a person who takes care of newcomers and deals with their adaptation to the new environment. It sounds really reasonable. The faster a new employee feels comfortable, the more quickly their work becomes effective and high-performance. Are you a newbie? Don’t worry! Our adaptation specialists will make you feel at home.

And the last uncommon profession in the IT world is a retention specialist. Their main responsibility is to keep a person in the company. In other words they just don’t let people quit. With their help the company specialists feel happy and don’t want to leave.

All in all, in my humble opinion all these positions could be included in a skilled, experienced and multitask HR who can handle all the processes listed above. But you know what they say, too good isn’t good too. You don’t want your employee’s head to explode and certainly you want the work to be done properly. That’s what you need these people for.

 

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