PROJECTED COST SAVINGS
Our model shortcuts any spend on recruitment fees, and also provides long-term savings related to employee retention, time to hire (eg marketing fees, advertising for job vacancies etc), as well as additional training and salaries. As such, the long-term savings equate to around £50k per year, per consultant. Similarly, for short-term savings on contractors, this model allowed QBE to save around £500 per day, per consultant.
NUMBER OF PLACEMENTS AND TIME TO HIRE
We’ve placed 3 Developers with QBE UK, with plans to expand globally – our _nology Sydney hub is ready to continue this partnership on a wider scale.
Due to the way our consultancy model works, we have a large pool of tech talent which we’re continuously adding to. This allows us to choose individuals with the necessary tech stack, as well as the skills and traits that would allow for seamless onboarding and a strong cultural fit. It also enables us to keep our time to hire extremely low, with placements so far taking under 2 weeks from the beginning of the process to onboarding and start dates.
A FOCUS ON DIVERSITY
As per QBE’s wishes, we created a diverse talent pool to source from, all of whom we felt would also have the necessary existing skill sets to thrive in a tech environment and would be a great cultural fit for the business. So far, 3 of the 5 placements are female, and 40% are from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Potentially most notably, one was a career-changer with a 15-year background in Oil and Gas who wanted to retrain and enhance her existing skills to pursue a career in technology.