Building a Cohesive IT Business Intelligence Team: Rapid Staffing Solutions Post-Major Acquisition
After undergoing a significant acquisition, a Texas-based insurance company was searching for a staffing solutions partner to support its efforts in building out its IT business intelligence organization.
Challenge: Talent Needed Quickly After Several Acquisitions
The organization had previously undergone 12 acquisitions in which each company utilized different technologies and processes. They were facing multiple implementations and buildouts while focusing on managing their budget efficiently. These enterprise-level implementations required expertise in several key and complex BI projects, including decommissioning legacy data processes and working with stakeholders in the delivery and adoption of new technologies such as Qlik, Power BI, and Tableau.
Implementing these technologies and processes required bringing in specialized talent. To do so, the company needed a reputable staffing partner with the expertise to build out their IT Business Intelligence department with local, highly skilled talent to ensure that these new systems and processes ran smoothly and adhered to the budget.
Solutions: Providing Staffing Solutions Post-Acquisition
Addison Group’s IT team partnered with the Vice President of Business Intelligence and several stakeholders to identify, interview, and hire the needed talent post-acquisition. The Addison team spent time with the client’s executive team to identify specific skillsets and price points for each opening, outline recruitment best practices, and streamline the interview and onboarding process to ensure the talent was in place for timely project kickoffs.
Addison’s team got to work and acquired 13 contract resources across the organization in just 12 weeks, including highly specialized roles such as Qlik Developers, BI Business Analysts, a BI Manager, a BI Director, Data Warehouse Developers, and many others. By focusing on the candidates with the most closely aligned experience and skillset, Addison achieved an 80% fill rate for all IT openings.
Going beyond job placements, Addison recognized gaps in the client’s onboarding program and worked with the client to improve and streamline hiring and onboarding processes. For example, Addison instituted post-placement weekly check-ins with the client and contractors to foster open communication and lead to greater satisfaction and reduced turnover. The Addison team went even further and created new workflows to distribute throughout the organization to adhere to these new processes and guidelines.
The Addison Difference: Maintaining Positive Satisfaction While Proving Staffing Solutions
By quickly acquiring the highly skilled talent the client needed, Addison Group played an integral role in sustaining the company’s continued growth while also reducing the overall workload per employee. Due to the responsiveness and quality of candidates provided, Addison Group maintained positive candidate and client satisfaction throughout the hiring process and went on to partner with the client on several other successful projects.
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