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Working at InterraIT
People, Processes & Technology are the prime assets of InterraIT At InterraIT, the Corporate Human Resources (HR) department is in complete alignment to the organization’s business goals. Apart from being committed to technology upgradation and process optimization, InterraIT is focused on nurturing its human capital – the all-important family of InterraIT-ians.
What characterizes an InterraIT-ian is a deep-rooted belief in the InterraIT value system.
One of the core values of an InterraITian is unflinching dedication to ensure customer delight. Each InterraITian is in complete agreement with the vision, mission and values of the organization leading to a culture of ownership & teamwork. It is a “way of life” for the employee who is accountable as an individual as well as part of collective efforts. An InterraITian works as an individualized corporation and at the same time works in alignment with the company’s goals. The practice of an InterraITian seeing himself or herself as an individualized corporation encourages risk taking and innovation. This coupled with clear and fast communication leads to agility in responding to customers and ensuring quality delivery to them.
The company recruitment philosophy is to “Hire for Attitude & Train for Skills” and this is ingrained in the company’s HR mosaic. Attitudinal hiring at InterraIT is largely based on Jack Welch’s “4E + 1P” philosophy, wherein energy, energizing ability, edge, execution ability and passion are the traits looked for in a prospective employee. Apart from using traditional recruitment channels to hire quality human capital, InterraIT employs the innovative & robust “Internal Referral program” in which employee participation is highly encouraged.
Each new recruit undergoes a comprehensive two-tier induction program comprising of an orientation to the company philosophy & business followed by project induction. While the program is useful to both freshers and experienced recruits, it is particularly helpful to the campus recruits to manage their “Campus to Corporate” transition.
InterraIT’s appraisal system is a combination of formative & summative approaches. While it uses Goal Setting document as the base to capture project / function goals, business goals & personal goals, it also lists down the metrics & suggested pointers required to meet the goals. The performance criteria measurement is largely metrics driven following weighted averages of category ratings. Besides capturing quantifiable results, significant traits & behavioral aspects are also captured using the summative approach. To minimize subjectivity & rater bias, the process includes an employee self-appraisal followed by manager & reviewer inputs before normalization. InterraIT believes in differentiation on the basis of performance & the same is supported through the proven appraisal system.
To further strengthen the system, a 180 degree feedback system is also being piloted.
Deserving employees are awarded during the annual InterraIT Day celebration for their contribution to the organization. Some of the awards include “Best Rookie of the Year”, “Best Employee of the Year”, “Star Performers of the Year”, “Best Team of the Year” etc.
Honorary service awards are also presented to the employees who complete 3 years, 5 years & 10 years of service at InterraIT.
Those who walk that extra mile to accomplish certain short-term challenges are recognized and complimented through Spot Bonuses and “Thank You” notes.
Apart from a dedicated employee relations wing, which lends a patient ear to employee grievances and complaints and extends counseling service to the concerned, there are a host of informal clubs which also play significant role in boosting employee morale through various fun & games activities.
“ITOnline”, the company intranet allows easy access to company information & useful templates required for day-to-day functioning. HelpDesk, one of ITOnline’s features lets employees to avail services from the various departments of the company.
Beside the regular facilities, InterraIT offices are equipped with dedicated special purpose labs for R&D, video conferencing facilities for inter office communication, adequate number of training & meeting rooms for people development activities & discussions.
To encourage self learning, the company has a well equipped library with a wide range of technical, management and general literature.
An in-house cafeteria caters to a variety of cuisines for lunch & refreshments.
For those who find their recreation in sports, there is an in-house provision for indoor games besides the friendly cricket matches, which are held from time to time.
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