New Hires Global Program: innovating talent

Published on Thursday, 22 December 2016

“Our target is to foster contamination which is much more than just involving people in group activities and fitting them into the organisation. Our vision is to train a new generation that is able to spread our values and working methods through behaviours that come naturally”

– David Ricco, Head of Group Training and Recruiting Holding

“We are a changing company in a rapidly changing world and this course is a way to ‘inject Open Power’ into the life of these young people, along with our innovation values,” stresses Nicoletta Rocca, Head of Human Resources and Organization Global ICT and Global Procurement.

“Watching these young talents put themselves to the test, work in teams, overcome geographical boundaries and barriers linked to their role within the company, as they try, make mistakes and tell about their ideas is an incredibly exciting experience. It is perfectly in line with our strategy and offers a glimpse of our future”

– Nicoletta Rocca, Head of Human Resources and Organization Global ICT and Global Procurement

Inventing innovation

During the last Enel New Hires Global Program, the young hires were projected into the world of start-ups. They were asked to put themselves to the test in a creative and free space.

Every day covered a new phase of development: the design of a start-up starting from the generation and selection of the best ideas, study and in-depth analysis (including surveys and tests outside of the classroom), execution and production of a prototype, preparation of the presentation, and the final pitching. This word comes from baseball and it means presenting an idea quickly by stressing its pros and strength, thus ‘pitching’ it as you would do with a ball, hoping that someone will hit a home run.

The work was intense and engaging and supported through the coaching activities, the analysis of group dynamics, the assessment of errors and revisions and a range of tools designed to address every aspect of the project, ranging from the business plan to communication. It is a week during which young hires learn that innovation is leadership.

Five days of debate with the Group management to think out of the box, expressing at best young people's talent and tearing down the border between possible and impossible, finding solutions to real problems.