Recruiting Cleared OCONUS-Deployable Talent for an SDVOSB Client

Aug 14, 2023

The Client

The Client is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Aberdeen, Maryland, specializing in providing services such as Systems Engineering, Testing, Sensor and System Evaluations, Prototyping, Modeling, Simulation, Network Security and Information Assurance, Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) to the Federal Government.

The Problem/Opportunity

The Client needed to fill deployable positions to Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) locations, and there were various challenges associated with these positions:

  • The positions were vacant for a very long period of time.
  • The positions required candidates to have specialized skills, including hardware reverse engineering.
  • The candidate pool was very limited, and finding the ideal candidate was even more difficult as the positions required candidates with security clearance, bachelor’s degree in the related field, and 450, 451 intelligence courses.
  • These positions also required the candidates to fill out a survey form, a skill matrix, and an onboarding LCAT (Labor Category) form, for which they showed reluctance and backed out.

The iQuasar Solution

Our team of recruiters used different platforms, including workforce portals, cleared job boards, and social media tools, to search for candidates and also posted positions on Cleared job boards. However, they weren’t able to get any significant responses. Our team connected the dots and brainstormed the challenges. We created a skill matrix based on the job descriptions that refined our search and thus helped us identify an ideal candidate. Our team of professionals didn’t stop there; they continued their rigorous search to get hold of unresponsive prospective candidates, which yielded quality results. We also reached out to candidates who had already worked on the same role/contract and got referrals from them. We found viable candidates using this approach. The efforts paid off, and the best possible candidate got placed. We frequently communicated with the prospective candidates, keeping them “warm” throughout the recruitment process.

How our solution created value for the Client

The team at iQuasar assisted the Client in filling challenging Cleared positions. The client expressed satisfaction with the exceptional quality of the submissions and valued our diligent efforts and prompt response. Our recruiters were able to fill the position within the given time frame. Thus, the client received their return on investment with 100% efficiency. The iQuasar team understood their concerns and worked efficiently to address them. The client was delighted with iQuasar’s services, leading to a lasting relationship between us.

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