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Collabera: Bridging the Talent Gap through the Right Mix of Expertise

Anamika Sahu
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Anamika Sahu
When you adopt emerging technologies like augmented reality, artificial intelligence, cloud and the like, you might not readily have the resources internally to prepare for disruptions. This asks for an intense training process where your budget might slip the balance. Whilst planning to track niche talent from the vast available pool, on the face of it, it seems like a titanic search that may sink. This appears a Deja vu for many of us but makes the global talent management a key competency for all companies who are battling to acquire and retain the same talent pool. Achieving sustained success in this environment remains a real challenge. Bewildered with this situation, companies are turning towards IT staffing organizations. While most staffing companies struggle to find the best to match clients' matrix, Collabera - a global IT staffing solutions and IT services company - holds a legacy of being the top notch IT staffing company with over 23 years of experience and has developed comprehensive solutions that go above and beyond traditional staffing services.

While the staffing industry has evolved tremendously in the last two decades, the fundamental tenets -quality talent, rapid availability of resources, best cost - are still the top requirements for clients. Collabera is always focused on balancing the industry drivers with optimal client service. The New Jersey based company has developed tools, processes, systems and methodologies that have allowed them to lead the market in responsiveness and identifying & delivering the right talent faster than their competition. Collabera's 'Competency Leveraged Advanced Staffing & Solutions' (CLASS) allows clients to take advantage of a competency-driven IT Services business model that provides clients with significant business value, cost-effectiveness and assures predictable outcomes. Their best-in-class IT Staff Augmentation, Master Vendor Programs and Permanent Placement for IT staffing services has put them a notch above several other staffing companies globally, whilst making customers happy.

Collabera's blend of a client-centric model and domain-driven recruiting through their competency units ensure that each client gets the best talent with the right mix of domain and technical expertise in a timely and cost-effective manner. The company's constant effort to mitigate the talent worries of clients has helped them build an impressive portfolio that includes Fortune 500 companies across BFSI, Retail & Manufacturing, Communication & Media, Energy & Utilities, Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences & Healthcare, and Technology & Services. Known for providing the best staffing experience and taking great care of their clients and employees has given them a significant competitive edge. With their constant effort to mitigate the clients- talent aperture, Collabera today is recognized as a leader in IT staffing by several third-parties tracking the staffing industry. "We bridge the IT Talent demand-supply gap through an innovative, best-in-class recruiting engine, resulting in over 75 percent of our clients ranking us in their top three suppliers by performance," says Hiten Patel, Chairman, Co-Founder & CEO, Collabera. To maintain this leadership position, the 23-year old Collabera is constantly raising the performance matrix for them and the industry, particularly in the area of effective client collaboration.

The Army of Superlatives
Offering domain specific and skill specific recruiting, Collabera supports clients in a wide range of industries, providing clients innovative solutions across the spectrum of IT services. Their army of over 9,000 nicely skilled superlative professionals is present in over 30 locations across three continents of which around 35 percent are based out of their three facilities in India located in Bangalore, Baroda and Trivandrum. All their locations are adequately equipped to provide innovative solutions to their customers, helping them achieve cost efficiencies through industry best practices and their world-class recruiting engine.The team is working towards making the company a focused player in new growth areas and is constantly engaged in providing high quality IT talent globally.

The company strategically partners with clients, enabling them a long-term engagement where Collabera is deeply committed to their relationship and assure executive commitment in every strategic engagement. They offer a customized and dedicated team to clients with a focus to get them the best IT talent that not just fits but aptly blends into their environment and technology. With a range of engagement models to fit each client's needs and budget, the client achieves flexibility too along with access to the best IT talent across their different business locations through Collabera's rapidly growing global footprint - spread across North America, Europe and APAC. Collabera's 24x7 recruiting engine for speedy turnaround results in over 10,000 placements every year and helps clients constantly achieve high retention rate well above industry standards.

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