How we helped a global defence organisation to identify new target industries for talent acquisition

Stratigens increased the talent pool of a global defence sector organisation by 88% by identifying new target industries for talent acquisition. This data was used to prove skills supply during government contract bids.

Our client is one of the top ten players in the world in aerospace, defence and security, with revenues of more than €10 billion.

The client problem

The business had a clear view of their internal talent pool, a good talent management strategy, a great early careers programme, good leadership development and good visibility of the gaps in their talent pool. An ageing workforce and long-term contracts meant that the client had real gaps in their senior engineering talent pool to fulfil existing contracts. 

The balance between their early careers talent and their experienced talent would soon tip the wrong way. As a result, they urgently needed to understand the pool of available talent and identify whether there was an obvious place to put a regional engineering hub so they could attract and retain this experienced talent in a highly competitive market. The business needed to prove skills supply to win contracts.

The solution 

Using Stratigens™ we identified the total pool for senior engineering talent (10 – 15 years’ experience) in the UK, split by specific skills type including chemical engineers, structural engineers, radar engineers etc. A total of 39 specific skills were identified and analysed across the total engineering pool in the UK. To complement this, our data science team was able to identify previous and current industries, previous and current companies and the universities from which this talent had graduated.

The outcome 

Data from Stratigens surfaced that 41% of the overall talent pool for this business was in commutable distance of existing locations. Therefore, the business did not need to establish a new regional hub. This decision saved the business millions of euros in set up costs. 

Stratigens skills-based analysis found that 88% of the talent pool for this organisation is outside the defence sector. Based on their current model, the business was only accessing 5% of the total talent pool. Stratigens data opened up a talent pool of thousands, expanding the organisation’s talent horizons.

Analysis from Stratigens identified new target industries for talent acquisition for this business. The data on future talent supply has been used in the bid process to inform government contract bids. An in-depth understanding of talent supply and demand has helped this organisation to win major new contracts by proving continuity of skills supply. 

 

“Stratigens has really rich data and combinations of data that we have not seen in one platform before”
Workforce planning and optimisation expert, Fortune 500 company
“Stratigens’ evidence based collective intelligence on the marketplace has been useful for analysing niche areas”
Head of Capability, major defence supplier to MoD
"This is hands down better than any other platform we have seen in this space"
Head of Talent Acquisition & Insight, global medical technologies firm
"It’s important for organisations like ours to be able to make informed decisions, not necessarily just global players but any that have a workforce of more than 10,000. Stratigens addresses this need.”
Head of Talent Intelligence, global conglomerate
“Stratigens has really rich data and combinations of data that we have not seen in one platform before”
Workforce planning and optimisation expert, Fortune 500 company
“Stratigens’ evidence based collective intelligence on the marketplace has been useful for analysing niche areas”
Head of Capability, major defence supplier to MoD

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