Building a Billion-Dollar Banking App

posted by Megan Hari |

One of the largest investment banking enterprises in the world was looking for a strategic partner to re-architect their online savings and personal lending mobile app. In order to gauge the success of the restructured app, they set a goal to double online savings deposits within a 12-month time frame.  These key objectives required onboarding a highly technical team within their timeline and budget constraints. Swoon was up for the challenge.

Key Challenges

  • Triple the team size of highly skilled developers from 15 to 45  
  • Secure front and back-end developers in the most competitive marketplace – Software Engineering
  • Double deposits in online savings from $13B to $25B in 12 months

Our Solutions

  • Customized a sourcing and screening process resulting in high interest from qualified candidates
  • Created targeted engagement strategies to secure commitments from specialized engineers
  • Blazing fast mobilization of niche experts in order to meet mission-critical objectives

The Outcome

  • Our custom sourcing strategy brought in top-level talent in a 6-week window which was vital to the project’s success
  • The app exceeded growth expectations by $10B –resulting in $35B in deposits
  • Contractors had a 100% success rate on all deliverables
  • Several Swoon contractors were converted into permanent hires

“We were incredibly happy and surprised by the consistent quality Swoon provided. We didn’t know this level of success was possible.”

Hiring Manager

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Building a Team from Coast to Coast

posted by Megan Hari |

A Fortune 500 online travel shopping company needed a quick solution to a big problem—assemble a brand-new team across the country in 3 weeks. The project? A critical, customer-facing website with a strict deadline. Swoon was ready to jump into action.

Key Challenges

  • 3 weeks to assemble and onboard a brand-new team
  • Hire and onboard a highly skilled team of 4 UI engineers and a product manager
  • Find a highly skilled team in a very competitive landscape within budget

Our Solutions

  • Allocated additional team members from different departments to vet and secure the right talent quickly
  • Acquired a deep understanding of the client’s needs to ensure only the right candidates made it to manager-level interviews
  • Developed an advanced screening and an engagement strategy to secure top talent  

The Outcome

  • The team was assembled and onboarded in 3 weeks
  • Came in under our client’s budget while capturing top industry talent
  • 100% team retention through an 18-month, on-time project delivery

“This is the team I call to get things done.”

Senior Hiring Manager

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Retaining Top Talent

posted by Megan Hari |

One of the largest U.S. public universities was facing high turnover due to lackluster employee performances. The talent struggles spanned multiple departments in roles that were critical for organizational success, allocating research budgets and handling proprietary information. The university was seeing a consistent problem where developers and business analysts would be hired only to fail on key project deliverables—revealing that they did not have the proper skill sets. This pain point was causing massive delays on key projects and depleting valuable resources onboarding short-tenured talent. Along came Swoon.

Key Challenges

  • Restructure an existing hiring process that was consistently returning under-qualified applicants within the university
  • Attract top talent with a budget 20% under market salaries
  • Stem the tide of high employee turnover

Our Solutions

  • Vetted candidates thoroughly with two interviews and a skill test prior to client review. Our client only saw the candidates that were highly qualified
  • Matched candidate fit across multiple criteria including skill set, drive and culture
  • Employed a 6-month contract-to-hire strategy to vet candidate performance prior to full-time status

The Outcome

  • On average, a one-week turnaround for new roles
  • 100% fill rate within departments
  • 100% conversion rate for candidates
  • Client departments exclusively partner with Swoon for staffing needs

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