Drupal Mentors - the pipeline for your senior employees
Bringing in senior Drupal staff, of all kinds, via recruitment is not cheap.
I want to look at how agencies, especially up an coming ones too small to have a significant staff development programme, can benefit from encouraging their staff to be involved in the Drupal Mentoring community.
Good senior staff are those with demonstatrated skills in helping and facilitating others to create excellent results. They are able to not just pass on their own good engineering knowledge but also encourage them to be part of their communities and learn from each other. These are exactly the same skills we look for and develop in the Drupal Mentoring community and your staff can grow within that.
I will look at some specific examples of how this works the the advantage of the employers, the employees and the Drupal community overall. I'll also look at how I believe we should look to develop this further into the future.