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.