GlobalLogic streamlines its Talent Strategy with LinkedIn
Imagine running global Talent Acquisition (TA) operations with teams mining talent on job boards to uncover insights for decision making, and individual capabilities determining the quality of those insights. While these processes are imperative to the talent function, they could also contribute towards increased time-to-hire, reduced agility and possibilities of human error. How did the TA leader at GlobalLogic tackle it?
GlobalLogic is a leader in digital product engineering that helps companies design and build innovative products, platforms, and digital experiences for the modern world. It has a global presence with operations in India, Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Argentina and Slovakia. Talent is critical for this business that delivers innovation to its customers; and scaling the process of acquiring this talent, across multiple geographies, was quite a task.
So, how did they get all TA teams on the same page? Could data have played the role of enabler?
As the TA leaders at GlobalLogic embarked on a journey to bring in greater structure across their function, they envisioned a global platform that ensured standardization, reliability, and timeliness of data.
“We didn’t really spend time convincing the management about LinkedIn Talent Insights (LTI). It was reliable, had constantly refreshed data from LinkedIn, global reach and, more importantly, brand trust which made it easily acceptable at GlobalLogic.”
AVP - Talent Acquisition, GlobalLogic
Data is an important component of conversations at GlobalLogic and the platform has enabled them to regularly zoom-in and zoom-out for decision making. “We put together different kinds of analysis using LTI for hiring and business decisions. We provide guidance for strategic business decisions that often involve huge investments. For example, we were involved in the due diligence process of location identification for our Offshore Development Centers (ODCs). We’ve now successfully opened two ODCs in India – one in Gurgaon and the other in Chennai”
There are unconventional domains that TA has also made a foray into. When the business team was bidding for a project in the Los Angeles area, TA at GlobalLogic was on the squad to craft the business pitch. They mapped the talent landscape: number of professionals, the skills map, salaries for costing analysis, and checked for talent supply to gauge the potential to scale. The good market awareness helped in deciding profit margins, setting expectations with the customer, and presenting the right bid– they bagged the deal! What’s amazing is that it opened another channel for TA to deliver tangible value and build stakeholder trust.
“We are deeply entrenched in business decisions. We play a key role in bids and provide strategic counsel via talent insights for company acquisitions: deeper understanding of the company under consideration, skills availability in that market, demand-supply analysis, competition scan etc. Acquisitions are critical decisions, and talent data has helped us futureproof areas that are under our control.”
On an ongoing basis, the TA team has weaved in LTI data in all hiring manager conversations and added a lens of competition benchmarking. The market intel on talent is helping the team take futuristic calls, track and respond to competition in a timely manner, and constantly scan for industry trends.
“Data has helped us bring more structure and scale to the talent acquisition function. And this has helped us win stakeholder trust.”
Reliable sources of data have always been a challenge for all talent acquisition functions- but not anymore. The TA team at Global Logic is at the forefront of the HR data revolution and is constantly pushing the bar on crafting business impacting use cases of data. So, what’s next after helping the business acquire multimillion-dollar contracts? GlobalLogic is planning to set up a global analytics team to support growth by answering crucial questions like how the industry is doing and how can they differentiate. Onwards and Upwards!