What is the best talent strategy for success in digital transformations?

We’ve decided to use a blended advisor / staffing / full time solution.

We use advisors at the at the front end of a project to help formulate strategy, being careful to only contract the strategy phase. We bring in a team using a staffing company to execute the plan and make sure that 20% of the team is either existing full time folks or staffing FTes who can be hired after the implementation (this is the main reason why we don’t use large integrators for implementation...they restrict our ability to hire any of the team members)

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Scott Mitchell

Scott Mitchell, CIO

We’ve decided to use a blended advisor / staffing / full time solution.

We use advisors at the at the front end of a project to help formulate strategy, being careful to only contract the strategy phase. We bring in a team using a staffing company to execute the plan and make sure that 20% of the team is either existing full time folks or staffing FTes who can be hired after the implementation (this is the main reason why we don’t use large integrators for implementation...they restrict our ability to hire any of the team members)

Yousuf Khan

Yousuf Khan, CIO

First and foremost, focus on clear messaging about some of the transformations that are being embarked on. Talent acquisition is an immense challenge for CIOs at the moment and being able to outline what people are going to be a part of is critical.

Second, I have looked to hire FTEs for whom it is the next challenge in their career and combining them with experienced consultants/contractors to work with whether independents or through system integrators. This way learning and knowledge exchange is high and your full time team is highly motivated and be retained.