With Talent, the Mission Comes First

With Talent, the Mission Comes First

Hiring talent is one of the most crucial components to any organization’s success – in the Government or in consulting companies that support the Government. Often, the hiring process can be arduous and time consuming. However, new hires are critical to mission success, as they shape the culture, practices, ideas, and, ultimately, the future of the organization.

As we primarily serve the Federal Government, Arc Aspicio developed a repeatable process to effectively find and onboard the best talent to serve our clients. Through industry job boards, talent firms for extremely specialized roles, and our social media-based recruiting tool Jobvite, we advertise our opportunities through a wide variety of forums to find potential new hires. The key to success, though, is in a disciplined interview process that tells us if a candidate can make a great consultant to support mission-critical clients, such as those in homeland security where the environment is dynamic and complex.

Everyone in our company engages in our hiring process. They are selecting our future leaders. On their first day, employees receive training to understand what we are looking for in new talent. Our employees understand what our clients need and are able to determine if the candidate is the right fit not only for their first project but also for additional projects they may contribute to in the future. Strong candidates align with our internal culture, have an entrepreneurial mindset, and are ready to contribute to the mission immediately.

 

 

Our project teams collaborate with our dedicated Talent team to interview and recommend candidates for hire. As of March 2016, we received over 1,000 applications and interviewed 200 candidates. Ninety-five percent of candidates accept our offers.

Ultimately, all employees are involved in recruiting the next generation of employees and leaders. Mission success is dependent on employees that are eager to help with the onboarding process so new talent can quickly contribute to the mission themselves. Through Arc Aspicio’s “all hands on deck” effort, we onboard and integrate new team members, teaching our culture and helping them support our clients to achieve their mission more rapidly.

A Leader’s Most Influential Tool: Gratitude

A Leader’s Most Influential Tool: Gratitude

Gratitude is one of a great leader’s most powerful tools. It creates positive energy among an organization and the sense of appreciation permeates through the work the collective group is performing. Influential leaders listen to the needs of their colleagues and express gratitude. This helps them bring out the potential in the people they lead and inspire them to achieve what is most important to them and to the project.

The Design Era of Project Management

The Design Era of Project Management

Project Management best practices and methods continue to evolve to address the biggest challenges Government agencies face in today’s market. The increased use of Agile and the move from traditional waterfall methodologies is fairly common in Information Technologies. Projects use Agile methods such as Scrum or Kanban, and organizations invest a lot of time and effort to make this cultural shift on projects.

Data: Lost in Translation No More

Data: Lost in Translation No More

The rise of Big Data technologies and data-driven approaches of business functions has created a demand for data architects and scientists that is growing by as much as 12% annually. These highly technical resources and capabilities address part of the challenge, but organizations still struggle with how to effectively use the data they have to make timely and informed decisions to improve business and mission outcomes.

Great Meetings with IT Customers in an Agile World

Great Meetings with IT Customers in an Agile World

Meetings are an essential part of day-to-day work and collaboration in every organization. There are an estimated 37 million meetings every day in the United States, yet up to 67 percent are considered failures. Sources estimate the cost of unproductive meetings in the billions and say meetings may take up 15% of an organization’s collective time.

Not Made for TV: The Critical Behind-the-Scenes Continuity Mission

Not Made for TV: The Critical Behind-the-Scenes Continuity Mission

Back in the public spotlight for the first time since the Cold War thanks to the new ABC drama Designated Survivor, Continuity of Government (COG) is a lesser-known mission in the portfolio of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Federal Emergency Management Agency. As a concept, its origins lie in the dawn of the atomic era, when the new possibility of simultaneous nationwide devastation created the need for contingency plans for the worst cases imaginable.

General Services Administration Awards Arc Aspicio HCaTS Contract

Arlington, VA December 12, 2016 — The General Services Administration (GSA) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) awarded Arc Aspicio the Human Capital and Training Solution (HCaTS) Small Business contract on December 7, 2016. This Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) is a government-wide contract that was awarded to vendors in two different pools. Arc Aspicio’s contract is in Pool 2, which supports customized human capital strategy services and organizational performance improvement.