Test Direct

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Personal Growth

95% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

At Test Direct all new starters undergo a one-week induction course outlining all of the company's tools and processes, as well as an overview of how Test Direct work as consultants. This is followed up with regular four week reviews during Probation. Following probation quarterly performance reviews then take place. Everyone has an Individual Development plan that is reviewed regularly by their Manager and the People and Talent Director. In addition to external certification courses, Test Direct have their own Training Database where there are 100s of documents, courses and templates for employees to read when they need them. Test Direct have an annual Company Training Plan focusing on the needs of their consultants, remaining at the forefront of technology and tools. Courses are arranged to meet the needs and skills required by both individuals and the business and the company offer external and online courses that lead to certifications and accreditations.

My Company

92% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

At Test Direct all new starters undergo a one-week induction course outlining all of the company's tools and processes, as well as an overview of how Test Direct work as consultants. This is followed up with regular four week reviews during Probation. Following probation quarterly performance reviews then take place. Everyone has an Individual Development plan that is reviewed regularly by their Manager and the People and Talent Director. In addition to external certification courses, Test Direct have their own Training Database where there are 100s of documents, courses and templates for employees to read when they need them. Test Direct have an annual Company Training Plan focusing on the needs of their consultants, remaining at the forefront of technology and tools. Courses are arranged to meet the needs and skills required by both individuals and the business and the company offer external and online courses that lead to certifications and accreditations.

My Team

89% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

In addition to providing training for technical skills, all Test Direct Managers will attend Management and Consultancy in-house training and external courses, such as ISTQB Advanced Test Manager. The company also provide in-house training to all Managers on how to manage and conduct Performance Reviews, complete IDP's, Conflict Management and Delivering Effective Feedback. Test Direct have also just changed their Performance Reviews process so instead of every six months it is now quarterly. The company have done this to make it a simpler, quicker and more meaningful process. There are three quarterly reviews: self-assessment, client feedback and manager feedback, followed by a full detailed annual review. This covers managerial aspects of their roles such as project deliverables, client interfaces etc. Managers are assessed against specific objectives, dependent upon their roles and also based around a set of expected behaviours. Reviews are then countersigned to ensure consistency across the company and also look at utilisation of consultants as a metric of performance.

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Male : Female employee ratio
Employees earning £35k+
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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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