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Onboarding Juniors to a Technical Team

Task-based onboarding

Use structured tasks to test and measure onboarding. Particularly for juniors this can be essential for learning and growth plans1. For example:

Create a toy repo, after the employee feels they have a strong feel for git, ask them to perform a series of common tasks that would encounter on a day-to-day basis:

  • Staging work
  • Making a well formed commit message
  • Diff against a different branch
  • Rebase a branch with conflicts
  • Open a PR on the toy repo

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