The War for Talent

We’ve been in the throes of the war for talent for nearly two decades now. Companies everywhere are striving to build stronger employment brands, crafting worker flexibility plans, and seed funding internal innovation labs, all in the hopes of attracting and retaining the best and brightest. And while these and other HR programs are good and needed, the fact remains that no company will have all the right talent it needs available at all times to enter new markets, launch new products, harness emerging technology trends, or re-engineer enterprise business processes to sustainably improve the bottom line.

The retirement of the Baby Boomer generation coupled with the accelerating pace of technological change only exacerbates the issue. The 2008 global crisis cements it. To remain competitive and innovative, while at the same time avoiding the bloated payrolls of the past, companies need to tap into external talent ecosystems to “borrow” expert insight and highly skilled labor for key initiatives.

Grow your own

Clarus Group partners with companies to help fill that talent gap. While our core business is helping companies build sustainable frameworks through architectural foundations, we understand companies may at times just need a force multiplier to get projects over the finish line, or need that one SME to act as an outside set of eyes to make sure best practices are in place for key programs, and you can borrow our talent to do just that.

What separates us from traditional management consulting or staff augmentation arrangements though is our commitment to leaving our clients in a stronger position than when we started. One of the longer-term risks of using external talent is key knowledge going out the door when separation occurs. We work with our clients to mitigate that risk by fostering mentorship programs or knowledge transfer sessions to ensure a smooth post engagement transition. This allows our clients the ability to leverage Clarus Group resources to train and develop (we like to call it “green-up”) their internal team.

Some of our professional service offerings are:

Application and Mobile Development

We're able to deliver efficient, high-quality, cost-effective, desktop and mobile applications that are on-time and on-budget.  Our developers work under Application and Enterprise Architecture guidelines, and provide secure, scalable applications.  We follow strict methodologies, the latest in scaled-agile process, and industry best practices to deliver on-time, on-budget, and on-scope.

Database Design & Administration

Our consultants utilize extensive years of experience of developing, supporting, and administering databases for private and public sectors.  We have worked with various platforms such as Oracle, SQL Server, DB2/UDB, Informix, IMS, IDMS, and VSAM to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective database solutions.  We ensure these solutions align with enterprise data architecture and meet the data requirements of the organization.

Project Management Office/Business Process

Our consultants provide Project Management and/or BPM expertise that enable their organizations to be more efficient, more effective, and more capable of change.  This ultimately helps the organization gain higher customer satisfaction, increase product quality, and reduce the delivery time of IT services across the Enterprise.

Business Intelligence

Business intelligence (BI) includes the applications, infrastructure, tools, and best practices that enable access to and analysis of information to improve and optimize decisions that are targeted to improving performance. Our consultants specialize in transforming raw data into valuable and beneficial information for business analysis purposes.

Quality Assurance and Testing

Our application testing teams can help to guarantee high availability and quality of applications.  We ensure applications meet or exceed system and user performance expectations.  We do this by providing expertise in the following areas of testing:

  • Functional
  • User Acceptance
  • Performance
  • Automated Security
  • Usability
  • Platform Compatibility
  • Mobile Application
  • Web Application

Network Infrastructure

Clarus Group consultants can provide support to network infrastructure by providing expertise in Information Security, Data Center, Cloud Computing, IT Service Support, Network Administration, and Engineering.

Finance and Accounting

Finance and accounting transactions impact every aspect of a company’s business.  Clarus Group works to provide accounting professionals with relevant skills and experience required to achieve corporate objectives.

Clarus Group’s Finance and Accounting services include:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Cash Application
  • Fixed Assets
  • General Ledger
  • Financial Reporting
  • Payroll
  • Budgeting
  • Transactional Processing

Contact us to discuss what Clarus Group can do for your organization.

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