Case Studies

Support of Selection and Implementation of New Enterprise Systems

Issue

The client was faced with a reorganization effort and transforming their organization from a waterfall methodology environment to an agile methodology environment. The client needed to evaluate current internal resources, and it was determined that there was an urgent need to bring in high-caliber program/project managers to drive the transformation.

Reaction

The client had several preferred vendors that were supporting their hiring needs. JDC Group decided to take the approach of a strategic partner rather than a supplier.

Solution

JDC Group worked with the Chief of Staff to understand business needs, culture, and technology stack. JDC Group worked tirelessly to gather feedback on the current consultants and implemented performance plans when necessary. After fully understanding the client’s business needs, JDC Group implemented an intense recruiting process that included conducting consistent technical screens utilizing subject matter experts, in-person interviews with prospective candidates and providing 24/7 availability to support the Chief of Staff’s initiative, ultimately saving time and money for the client.

Implementation

JDC Group recruiters were able to deliver strong candidates by tapping into their extensive pipeline of fully vetted candidates for referrals. The JDC Group recruiters attended numerous industry networking events in the city that helped to uncover strong technical passive candidates. The JDC Group team also selected current senior consultants to technically screen all potential candidates. The JDC Group team met with every candidate in person to ensure each was both a technical and cultural match, as well as ensuring that each candidate being presented to the client was fully committed to the opportunity.

Results

JDC Group successfully placed 25+ resources in the following skill sets: program/project manager, lead business analyst, senior project coordinators, and QA engineers. JDC Group became the #1 strategic partner for this transformation.

Testimonial

“I have had the pleasure of working with the JDC Group over the past year. They are true partners to an organization. The account team works very hard to understand your business and ‘why’ you are looking for outside talent. What are your true goals and measures of success. This account team truly has impeccable customer service and work ethic. It is their objective to understand the talent requirements and the right personality fit for your culture. They don’t stop after placing talent. This team stays on top of the talent performance and in contact with their clients. In fact, they do conduct a followup to ensure that they are proactive in dealing with any issue. JDC has a great internal talent performance program to handle challenges that may arise. If you are looking for a talent partner with great response times and quality, I would recommend the JDC Group.”

Support of Enterprise IT Organization

Issue

The client was interested in exploring new options for one of their largest operational systems. They decided to create a unique RFP focused on a potential operational system and conduct the review and selection process internally.

Reaction

The client led the efforts themselves as best they could and quickly realized they did not have the internal resources with the level of expertise needed for this type of project.

Solution

Provide a resource that has the expertise and a successful track record in leading these types of projects.

Implementation

  1. Gather requirements from the client stakeholders
  2. Identify, qualify and attract experienced resources
  3. Deliver fully vetted candidates for the client to review
  4. Facilitate interview process
  5. * Realign client stakeholders – through the interview process, we recognized some of the stakeholders’ priorities and requirements had changed; we brought them back to the table together to redefine the priorities and requirements

Results

After recruiting and qualifying multiple potential candidates, we worked with the client to select a very talented resource with the exact balance of expertise and experience that the stakeholders were searching for.

Application Development Team Build Out

Issue

The client was faced with building out an innovation center and IoT platform that the business would rely on for a variety of products. In order to successfully build out the teams, the client needed to hire quickly 60+ software engineers in extremely high demand skill sets, in a very competitive Atlanta market.

Reaction

The client had three preferred suppliers that they were relying on for support of their hiring needs. The client was not receiving the level of qualified candidates quickly enough from the three preferred suppliers. Due to the quality and speed demands of these initiatives, the client needed additional support to find the top technical talent quickly enough to support the pressing demands of the business.

Solution

JDC Group worked with the director of engineering and software development managers to better understand the culture and technical needs of the organization. JDC Group recruiters became entrenched in the community through industry networking events, social media, and various recruiting sources to uncover candidates who were a strong technical and cultural match for the client.

Implementation

Our recruiters were able to deliver strong candidates by leveraging our network and database as well as attending user groups, meetups, and hackathons. JDC Group engaged with technical subject matter experts to assist in the screening of the candidates to ensure they were technically qualified prior to the candidates being delivered to the client.

Results

JDC Group was able to place 20+ resources in the following skill sets: iOS, Android, Node.JS, JavaScript, and software development managers, subsequently becoming a preferred supplier for the client.