Attracting, developing and deploying
the right talent will make all the difference to a project’s success
Having the right mix of programme talent is an essential component to the successful, timely and cost-effective delivery of project goals.
Our experienced resourcing team play a critical role throughout the lifecycle of your project. We work with you to attract, develop and deploy the right people at the right time to ensure deliverables are achieved on time and on budget. Engaged right from the proposal process, we will be on hand to ensure that project promises have the talent and manpower to be delivered. As the lifecycle progresses and programme requirements evolve, we work closely with our customers, relevant third parties and our programme leaders to develop the team as required.
It takes time and focused effort to develop and manage our talent pools. Whilst referrals account for almost 70% of new candidate introductions, we also deploy a comprehensive attraction strategy utilising digital channels such as LinkedIn and Twitter, further complemented by regular and targeted advertising campaigns, membership engagement, attendance at networking events and, of course, we benefit hugely from being a part of the Socitm brand.
However, attracting candidates is only half the job: our commitment to the very best standards of customer care separates our solutions from others. We believe that every interaction is a chance to develop a relationship and that each customer (be they a client or a candidate) should be treated with the same respect we would expect to experience ourselves.
Services and experience
Our resourcing team has three priorities:
Managing the ‘bench’: Our programmes are delivered with a blend of permanent consultants and skilled associates, with key substantive posts identified and delivered by permanent members of the Socitm Advisory bench. We have a team of 23 permanent consultants, a number that continues to grow as the right talent is identified and engaged. Our resourcing team continually assess this team for capability and capacity, ensuring that the right skills are managed and deployed into the right programmes to the benefit of the customer.
Building a network of trusted associates: Flexible resources are an essential part of programme delivery, ensuring that niche skills are available and resource intensive periods of project activity (such as the test cycle) can be covered without compromising success. Our resourcing team maintain and develop a network of over 100 trusted associates, each with complimentary skills and proven track records in successful delivery.
Proactive interim management: As our clients will testify, there are moments outside of programme delivery when a key interim resource requirement may be identified. In order to support our clients in solving such challenges, we have built a database of 700 specialist interims who can be deployed as required. Our resourcing team proactively manage this portfolio to ensure immediate engagement if necessary. The vast majority of interim assignments are deployed under a statement of work with output-based deliverables allowing true interims to operate outside of IR35 constraint.
As a new addition to the Associate team, I have found the whole recruitment, contract, onboarding and ways of working with Socitm Advisory to be a breath of fresh air in the competitive Contracting/IT Outsource market. The team and programme I have been placed with are highly skilled and motivated and provide an excellent and welcoming work environment.
Associate Enterprise Architect
Our Chief Operating Officer, Matt Gascoigne, will be happy to answer any of your questions!
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