When hiring stalled in one division of a leading global technology company, the division’s growth initiative was put in jeopardy. The division works closely with the aerospace and defense industries on advanced signal intelligence and communications systems. Its work requires IT professionals with sophisticated technical expertise and top-level security clearance, and open positions were taking too long to fill. Pleased with the outcomes of a prior Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partnership, the company turned again to Cielo to find these purple squirrels.

Cielo developed a multifaceted sourcing strategy to increase the flow of candidates qualified for the division’s positions. The strategy leveraged:

  • Deep web mining
  • State-of-the-art recruitment technology
  • Aggressive recruitment marketing creating a network of over 700 passive candidates
  • Referral recruiting
  • Social media and professional networks
  • Selling the company’s employer brand in the competitive urban market

Cielo filled the first requisition for the client within 60 days, well ahead of the 90-day goal. Over the course of the project, Cielo:

  • Increased qualified candidate flow
  • Reduced time-to-fill

Cielo continues to fill the division’s pipeline with qualified candidates, creating a community of talent that can be tapped on-demand for the division’s hiring needs.


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