A Swing and a Miss!
July 27, 2015
June is usually a big month for baseball, but sometimes the biggest news is found beyond the box scores. This year the boys of summer, or at least their front office representatives, took a swing at a slider and hit a really foul ball, making the statistics-obsessed management of America’s game seem like child’s play.
Allegedly, the St. Louis Cardinals hacked the Houston Astros, breaching interior databases that housed trade speculations, scouting reports, and other sensitive, proprietary information about the team. The breach is still under investigation, so the reasons behind the attack remain as elusive as a knuckle ball. It seems likely, though, that the Cardinals were mining Astro data in hopes of building a better team. Or maybe a senseless jab by disgruntled former colleagues.
A Better Team, Without the Prison Time
Your organization demands the best team you can assemble, matching strengths and weaknesses with changing workflow as projects are won and reach fruition. Like baseball managers, you’re always scouting talent. If you’re lucky, you’re recruiting talent as found, not as needed. That’s the way ICS approaches it.
We are plugged into the IT industry in unique ways that enable us to keep a toe in the talent pool. As a result, we help clients build teams of industry experts for short-term projects and, at the same time, help others recruit more permanent staff, including executive search, often delivering bona fide candidates in as few as ten days.
A Home Run
So that’s the pitch, and it’s a slow pork chop right across the plate. You need to take a big swing with the ICS bat. It’s not every day that organizations clear the dugout to rally around the IT Guy, but this would be one of those days. Give us a call and feel the win as the crowd goes wild around you. Not a bad day at the office. Not a bad day at all.