Headstrong Continues Hiring Despite US Financial Crisis Impact in RP
Global consulting and IT services company Headstrong announced today that it will continue to provide employment opportunities to fresh graduates and retoolers in software technologies. Headstrong country manager, Nora Terrado, said that the company plans to hire 150 fresh graduates in the next six months despite the current US financial crisis affecting economies worldwide.
The move runs parallel to the company’s strategic goal of expanding its global workforce to 10,000 by the end of 2011, as stated in its Headstrong 2.0 program.
Headstrong Philippines currently implements ramp-up plans to hire at least 2,000 fresh graduates for its Manila Global Delivery Center (MGDC) in the next three years. The MGDC prepares young Filipinos to become competitive IT professionals in today’s global village through extensive training in specific technologies, process and methodologies, domain-led subjects in specific verticals, as well as development of consulting skills, management, and leadership.
According to the Commission on Higher Education, graduates of IT-related courses make up 10 percent of more than 400,000-college graduates per annum. Currently, the Philippines has close to 30,000 IT professionals that serve clients in the export software services sector.
“Headstrong’s 25-year track record reflects not only our expertise in end-to-end business, domain, and technology consulting, but also the strength and sustainability of our talent acquisition and retention programs,” said Terrado. “We constantly pursue innovation in all our business spectrum, including the way we place Filipino IT talents in to the workforce.”
Furthermore, instead of using placement consultants, the company prefers to maintain a high-performing internal recruitment team.
“Having a team focused on expanding our workforce allows us to tap campuses around the country for graduates with strong aptitude to learning and the drive to excel in particular technology, process or domain,” Terrado added.
Headstrong runs bootcamps, and training programs that enhance the IT skills of new graduates. The company maintains an Employee Performance Management Program (EPMP), providing the environment and the opportunity for employees to meet their performance goals and progress their career at Headstrong.
Headstrong is a global consulting and IT services company that applies its expertise in business processes and technology across key verticals in the capital markets industry. Headstrong’s client base in the financial services industry includes the top 10 investment banks. It provides domain-focused solutions across capital markets business areas – wealth and asset management, prime brokerage and securities financing, equities (cash and derivatives), and fixed income (mortgage-backed securities, over-the-counter [OTC] derivatives, and commodities). Headstrong delivers solutions in business process definition, systems integration, application development, application outsourcing, quality assurance (QA), and testing services and knowledge process outsourcing. Headstrong helps its clients realize value from their business and technology initiatives while leveraging a steadfast heritage (as James Martin + Co) of strong methodologies and global program management. Headstrong is headquartered near Washington DC, with a global presence across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.