Partner to source and attract niche skillsets for Auto & General (BudgetDirect)

Partner to source and attract niche skillsets for Auto & General (BudgetDirect)

Background

A&G has the largest IBM AS400 / RPG / IBM iSeries site in the Southern Hemisphere – a very niche programming language with non-existent candidate market in Australia.

Its IT department needed to find five permanent developers to cope with workload.

Critical actions

Conducted extensive research to map out candidate pool in Queensland, and expanded search to Sydney, Singapore and the UK.

Leveraged social media communities to gain market insights and referrals from other RPG developers.

Headhunted candidates from organisations which were migrating away from AS400 / iSeries.

Facilitated interstate interviews and assessments.

Results

Candidates sourced, attracted and engaged successfully as permanent staff of A&G.

High satisfaction due to our ability to find candidates with this rare skillset.

All candidates relocated without employer sponsorship.