#13 Top 3 learnings from onboarding new data team hires


Something we often hear from our DataOps champions is that they’re #hiring! Adding new team members to help your company accomplish big objectives is exciting, but making sure your new employees and lateral hires have a fantastic onboarding experience can be challenging. And we know it can be even more challenging for new folks to navigate your data environment and find what they need to make an impact on your organization.

So, in this week’s digest, I wanted to share with you the top 3 learnings from the community when they welcome a new human of data to their data team. ⭐️

1️⃣  Check the prerequisites – give the new teammates the tools they need from Day 1

  • Set up new hires and lateral movers in Atlan ahead of time so they can access what they need from day one. Also, set up the right access policies for them in Atlan so that they get the data they need.

2️⃣  Help them get to know and understand the business better

  • Your new teammates come from all types of diverse backgrounds. So, it’s critical for them to understand how your organization defines important business terminology and metrics so that they have the context they need to use your data correctly. Give them access to your business/metrics/project glossary so that they have a chance to contribute from first week itself.

3️⃣  Help them find the right data and data friends (owners/experts)

  • It can be difficult for new hires to orient themselves on their team and across your organization. Curate verified data assets (tables, dashboards, saved queries etc.) that are core to your team so that your new teammate can easily search, discover, and use the right data asset.

As always, a detailed article is also up on community - Link! If you have any open roles and want to spread the word, let me know. We would be happy to feature them in our #moderndatajobs LinkedIn newsletter. You can also reach out to your Data Success Manager to know more :)

In the meantime, would love to hear more about your learnings when onboarding a new data teammate.

Speak soon,


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