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A leading distributor of plumbing and HVAC products, the Client had a growing demand for qualified tech talent to support its digital transformation. Seeking a partner to develop a greater recruiting presence, the Client engaged Acara to help fill open technology professional positions. To be successful, our team would need to tap into proper candidate markets to discover culturally aligned professionals and create uniformity around pay rates.
The Acara team leveraged our suite of wage and compensation analysis tools to uncover positions where The Client was paying below-market rates—hindering the success of talent attraction efforts. Read the case study to learn how the Client’s willingness to work collaboratively resulted in nineteen successful placements including a high-level position that had been vacant for almost six months.
A leading distributor of plumbing and HVAC products, the Client has branches and showrooms across the United States. Partnering with leading brand manufacturers, the Client’s 2,600+ employees work to distribute products to their 40,000+ customers.
Having recently unveiled plans to develop an e-commerce platform and Android and iOS mobile applications, the Client needed to double the size of its IT team to support its digital transformation. Seeking a partner to develop a greater recruiting presence, the Client sought out Acara to help fill 50 technology professional positions using a hybrid approach of an internal talent acquisition (TA) team and external hiring efforts.
To successfully engage IT candidates, Acara’s team of expert recruiters would be required to overcome the following challenges:
We began working on this recruitment initiative by gaining a comprehensive understanding of the skill level and experience required for each information technology role. Using that information, the Acara team identified unique differentiators to share with IT candidates to build excitement. Weekly meetings— that included the Client’s hiring managers, two dedicated Acara recruiters, and Acara management—were held to review all open job requisitions including:
Acara’s program team facilitated a full-scale compensation analysis to create uniformity around pay rates. By leveraging our suite of wage and compensation analysis tools, we uncovered positions where the Client was paying below market rates—hindering the success of talent attraction efforts.
The Client understood and was committed to doing what it takes to win top talent in a candidate-driven market and has remained engaged throughout the entire process. Their willingness to work collaboratively and in partnership with the Acara team was crucial to our success. Since starting the project in July of 2021, the following results have been achieved:
Thanks to our rapid response times and commitment to excellence, other IT teams and departments within the Client’s organization have asked Acara for assistance with attracting and hiring top IT, customer service, and account manager talent.
One of the largest semiconductor companies in the world with over $38 billion in annual revenue, The Client maintains more than 51,000 employees globally. They needed to hire qualified engineers within a three-month window to work in a new, multi-billion dollar production center. New hires would be required to complete an immersive two-year training program in Taiwan before returning to the United States.
A leading provider of commercial services to the life sciences industry, The Client sought a master vendor provider to oversee and streamline its contingent labor needs across four different call centers in the United States. Due to non-essential business closures and stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, The Client needed a staffing provider that could source, onboard, and train qualified candidates virtually.
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