In the ever changing world of recruiting and sales in the IT world, I sometimes find myself wondering what technologies are next to take off. Every day, it appears anymore, some new technology catches the fancy. Newer methods, newly packaged tools all appear to be going up and down the hype-cycle at a rapid pace. Last it it seemed like you could not crack open a journal without seeing Big Data, the year before Cloud, and before that Self Service and Apps and Monetization and on and on. ( … and more is coming, take a look at the Gartner Hype Cycle Chart of 2016).
I hear a lot about Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days( AI, along with smart data discovery, IoT, smart robots, cognitive expert advisors) is rapidly edgding towards the peak of the cycle, before it becomes truly productive. This appears to be the new area of huge growth and with a relative lack of qualified candidates. Being that very few schools here and overseas teach this as a discipline the lack of an adequately qualified resource pool is particularly troubling.
Being in this business for years you may ask me; “How do we find these types of candidates when they are either employed or don’t exist?” The answer, I’m afraid is…you don’t. What you do instead is to create talent much the same way a great coach creates an outstanding football or a basketball program. You find people who can, not just those who already have, and you nurture and adjust and develop.
In this world what we tend to do is find candidates that have certain engineering, mathematics and software experience mixed with a knowledge of software development and IT architecture. We work with the clients to develop a program,educate both player ( candidate) and environment (company) and help select a candidate that has certain skill sets that help compete the team even if individuals lack complementary areas of importance. Truly, it comes down to how well you know and understand your team and what is needed to balance it out. The more you know and understand about the team need, the better your results will be.
I get this question a lot and that is; “How are you able to receive information from your clients on what they truly need?” The answer is and always will be…your knowledge, flexibility,partnership and your relationship. Even still clients will only share information with you if you have benefited them in the past. It takes time, dedication, investment and tenacity to ultimately educate yourself what are the benefits to the client and not to you.
Predicting what next week looks like should always be something you do as you gain your experience, knowledge and develop your business.
I have had the pleasure of working with Visvero (Sandi) for almost two years now. She has been an extremely resourceful contact and is always quick to help. She and her team at Visvero were able to find candidates for even the most stringent requirements and job descriptions. She is a pleasure to work with and will make sure any candidate she sends over is a qualified candidate. I would recommend any recruiters working on C2C contract positions to reach out to her.
Process Automation, Budgeting, Applications Development, Google Charts, PHP, Open Source, Pentaho
Visvero helped us develop a industry transforming solution to have a direct profit impact on mid-size landscaping industry. We have been able to help our clients manage the business lifecycle with their clients from the lead generation to contracts execution phase. The application helps our clients identify and independently track and manage each cost component on any project or maintenance contract. Tracking/ managing these allows our clients to better control quality and profitability of each contract.
Business Intelligence, Qlik, Alteryx, .NET, Tableau, Sisense, SpotFire, Machine Learning
As an advisor to various state and national agencies NIC takes on several blue sky technology projects for which we rely on trusted partners for advice and investment of time and treasure. Visvero team invested thousands of person hours helping our team socialize the key analytics technologies and develop and enhance the products for various client projects. The team was always able to take project briefs and create high utility analytics applications. Definitely recommend them for public sector applications projects.
Business Intelligence, Staffing, .NET, Tableau, Flexible
In LA, we are in a competitive market for talent. So, when we had a recent need for specialized Tableau developers, we turned to our trusted friends at Visvero. We were rapidly able to add 3 talented developers on project. Visvero was very flexible in accommodating our request to convert developers as Fandango FTE. I highly recommend Visvero recruiters for being able to find critical Business Intelligence consultants quickly and being flexible with contracts to make the gains permanent.
Business Intelligence, Qlik, OBIEE, Risk Reporting, HR Analytics
“We organized an analytics “bake-off” between IBM using Endeca and Visvero using Qlik. In two weeks the Visvero team was able to deliver a consumer ready Risk and HR analytics application, four weeks later we were just getting started with IBM. And what’s more, my team and I spent over 80 hours getting IBM to start to understand what it is that we needed. Visvero team had a subject matter expert who took all of 6 hours with my team. Engaging Visvero was a “no-brainer” decision.”
Pharmaceuticals, Sales and Research applications, Qlik, SAP
At Allergan, our business team had a very divergent view of output from our analytics roll-out. Visvero was able bridge the gap and deploy a crack team of Qlik and SAP developers who enabled us to deliver the applications in weekly sprints. Our team scaled 1 power user to a team of 8 developers in 10 days. QuikWIN methodology was transformational in how we delivered applications to our customers – the sales organization.
Business Intelligence, Staffing, SAP, Business Objects, Oracle, DB2
This project is a key win for us. Visvero consultants were properly vetted and compliant with our rigorous processes. Consultants appeared to be satisfied with offline mentoring and periodic training on new tools. As a contracted asset the engaged consultants do not have adequate access to same trainings that are available to our FTEs, Visvero closed this gap by creating their internal trainings to support our consultants. It was great for everybody involved. And the teams were super productive!