Software and technology services solutions provider Endava, with recently celebrated 20 years on the market, Endava operates in Romania since 2006. During this period, the company focused on growth both through greenfield development by opening new delivery units, or through acquisitions (Blue Space, ISDC).
In terms of employees, the company reported a headcount of 5,754 on June 30, 2019, compared to a headcount of 4,819 on June 30, 2018, with a large part of the global team is located in the delivery centers in Romania at Brașov, Bucharest, Cluj, Iași, Pitești, Târgu Mureș and Timișoara.
The learning approach at Endava has various streams in focus, as Claudiu Constantinescu, Regional Manager Endava, CE1 Region told Outsourcing Today. “Firstly, there is technical training stream on which we put a lot of emphasis because it helps our colleagues develop in very hands-on ways and it immediately contributes to the way we deliver to customers. We are proud to have several very technically skilled colleagues who invest time and effort in this area and ensure that we have a solid training curriculum within the company,” says Claudiu Constantinescu.
Also, the company focuses on Career Coaching. This means that, as a career coach at Endava, a specialized professional defines and determine a career path, helping them attain their objectives by offering guidance and by challenging them. Career Coaches have had significant impact on the career growth and development of those they work with, shaping our organisation since it was launched a few years ago. “In Endava we believe in self-leadership, with every employee driving their own career, but in the absence of a proper support system this would be difficult to achieve. Therefore, the Career Coach role was created organically, and it is now an essential part of life at Endava” Claudiu Constantinescu explains.
For managers and upper vertical and horizontal levels, Endava has in place a comprehensive learning program – Management Development Academy, which focuses on management and leadership capabilities and is split by levels of seniority. The program draws on blended learning, as it mixes online and offline learning with external and internal delivery of sessions.
As growing areas, the company sees potential in Business analysis, Architecture, Data, CRM, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain and RPA. Apart from this major learning program described so far, our HR strategy relies on 3 important pillars, namely People Development, Recruitment and Communication & Employer Branding. “A very important part of the company’s core purpose is to enable our people to be the best that they can be. Our Leaders are key to this, they define culture, shape the growth of each member of their teams and drive the way we deliver on our promises to customers and our common objectives. A well-balanced team structure is key for delivering qualitative projects while still offering people the possibility to develop themselves. It gives juniors the possibility of learning from those with higher seniority and enables seniors to mentor and share their knowledge,“ Claudiu Constantinescu adds.
For the full interview with Endava, stay tuned with our online updates and the printed edition to be launched at ROMANIAN BUSINESS SERVICES FORUM & AWARDS 2020, the 6th edition, to take place on 11th of May 2020,at Bucharest, Hotel InterContinental.