How we addressed the ageing workforce of engineering talent

How we addressed the ageing workforce of engineering talent


The aging workforce in a tech-driven industry

Our customer needed help in hiring their next generation of engineers.

With close to 20% of current engineers approaching retirement age, bringing in young talent to fill this void was critical.

The challenge

Improving the supply chain

The quality of talent coming from the existing supply chain and on-boarding speed for critical roles was less than satisfactory.

Previously, the industry and profession has been dominated with technology advancements.

Those of which incoming and existing talent needed to be well-versed on driving change in their organisations.

How we helped

Engineering recruitment expertise driven by a consistent and standard process

We began by expanding our customer’s current MSP program to include a direct sourcing solution.

Our direct sourcing team included Subject Matter Experts in the engineering field and ensured all requirements were clear to the customer.

The team then leveraged market-leading sourcing technology to tap into our talent rivers and discover the hard-to-reach engineering candidates our customer was seeking.

Pontoon Analytics enabled us to provide real-time data to our customer, which allowed us to stay ahead of our customer’s needs.

We also took on the direct recruiter role to manage the entire process from sourcing to hiring; eventually managing this talent while on assignment.

Leveraging our delivery centres

To ensure a consistent and tech-enabled process, we leveraged our existing delivery centres.

We also checked our customer’s new recruitment process against Pontoon’s Six Sigma methodologies.

This yielded an efficient solution with a high level of engagement for both potential candidates and the customer hiring manager.


Focusing on the future

Moving away from a low-functioning supply chain allowed us to eliminate all third-party placements for our customer within the first two years.

This resulted in an increased quality of hire and overall satisfaction of the customers with a 4.4/5 satisfaction score by customer hiring managers.

Our ability to streamline the talent acquisition of engineers for the company enabled our customer to focus on driving their key strategic pillars, which equipped them with the necessary skills to continue to lead in the future.

100% of the engineering talent for our customer is now direct sourced by Pontoon’s team.

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