SEE New Talent focuses on University students and professionals working at large corporations. At our hackathon-like events, which last between 1 and 5 days, we facilitate collaboration between people from worlds of tech and business, so they can skillshare and learn from each other. A simple approach based on sprints and challenges helps them to understand agile methodologies, innovation sourcing and how they can understand each other and become more efficient.
We organise hackathons with challenges built around the current problems your organisation is facing. Participants work on a predesigned structure that helps them approach the projects in a new, innovative way. The goal is to take everyone out of their original boxes and highlight different talents from various departments.
During SEE we work with teams, to approach projects from a more innovative and digital perspective, exposing them to some new tools, and training them on scrum methodologies. Each participant is exposed to alternative ways to manage projects, approach clients, prioritise time and take on tasks. The original focus is on education and individual development but very often SEE can be treated as an innovation sourcing project.
SEE is an innovative recruitment tool. We use it as probably one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to source new talent. If recruitment is the focus, in addition to current employees, we invite young people on our database to attend the workshops. These potential candidates can bring innovation, showcase their skills and learn more about the organisation. Using our simple evaluation model that can be tweaked depending on organisational goals, your HR department and other employees can evaluate participants. Based on the assessment during the hackathon they could be offered placements, apprenticeships or full time employment.