SkillBooster

Your people are your greatest asset in achieving your strategic goals and have the company thrive.

 

Train them. Upskill them. Invest in them. Motivate them. Inspire them.

 

We provide 3 modules for you:

1. Immerse your people into innovation (ValleySwap)

2. Be flexible with your resources (ExtendedWorkbench)

3. Find the people you need (MatchMaker)

 

Read on to find out more.

1. ValleySwap

Your people are your greatest asset in achieving your strategic goals and have the company thrive.

 

Train them. Upskill them. Invest in them. Motivate them. Inspire them.

 

We provide 3 modules for you:

1. Immerse your people into innovation (ValleySwap)

2. Be flexible with your resources (ExtendedWorkbench)

3. Find the people you need (MatchMaker)

 

Read on to find out more.

Inject innovation DNA into key employees of your organization

You don’t have the capacity or means to hire new kids on the block? No worries. Allow selected individuals of your company to immerse themselves into the innovation ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay area or New York City. For an agreed period of time, your peer(s) will be based in our offices and run along with us. They will get the full blow of what it means to work in an innovative and inspiring environment; as if your colleague would be one of ours.

Build direct and long lasting business relationships with some of the leading technology companies in the world

Business development in the Bay Area is not only based on formal meetings. Instead, it happens in informal situations such as meetup events, coffee breaks, and lunch dates. By putting an employee on a job rotation in the Bay area, you can tap into these sources of growth, broker information and build direct business relationships with some of the world’s leading technology firms.

How we do it

Your selected candidates will scout for opportunities and threats relevant to your business, attend pitches of the world’s most impactful startup companies, and meet with potential partners from leading technology firms. During their stay, they will be exposed to a fast-paced working culture built on trust, collaboration and trial & error – components that are equally crucial for established companies to succeed in the digital age. This also includes first hand usage of the latest digital work tools and methods that could also be viable for your overall organization. To make this work we recommend that candidates for this program have already built a strong network within your company. Keeping the strong ties to their organization and department “back home” while on rotation ensures that all activities conducted in the Bay Area have a sustainable impact.

Benefit

Leverage the benefits of the Job-Rotation program and gain a deep understanding of the innovation ecosystem and its current trends. Upon their return, participants of this program very often act as change agents within your organization, driving digitalization initiatives with technology and business acumen gained from their stay in the world’s undisputed innovation powerhouse. The contacts made, relationships built and knowledge gathered during their rotation will benefit your company in the long run.

2. ExtendedWorkbench

Augment your innovation team with on-demand resources.

 

We offer innovation experts at your disposal. Full-time or part-time. As you wish.

They act as your extended workbench, no matter if enriching existing teams onsite or acting as a single fighter.

 

This creates elasticity of your resource pool and allows you to engage in additional manpower.

Not hired, but on a contract.

Many companies face a variety of challenges in operating successful Innovation Outposts

Organizations operating local innovation units or remote valley Outposts – or even those that are planning to do so – are often facing a lack of local resources who can be deployed on demand in a flexible manner. More specifically, the skills required to fulfill these positions can differ tremendously, making it difficult to adequately staff innovation teams with a limited set of people. In other cases, interims positions need to be filled to bridge the gap until final candidates are on-boarded. Project peaks may require ad-hoc additional manpower that cannot be provided through new hires.

How we do it

To address these challenges, we offer applied innovation experts at your disposal. Engage in a general framework agreement and then throw at us whatever troubles your innovative mind. We will pick the right expert for the assignment and make sure you get what you need. In the past, we have provided consultants to join our client’s teams and project organizations from innovation scouting all the way to piloting new products & services in the field. Regardless of whether you need to complement an existing team or are looking for individuals, our engagements can be scaled flexibly to meet your demands – for days, weeks, or even months.

Benefit

The approach of offering a universal extended workbench is the holy grail of flexibility. It is particularly useful for clients who are at the very beginning of their innovation journey, and therefore do not yet have developed specific requests / needs such as our other service offerings are describing. Our team is highly diverse, thus, we are convinced to be able to you run your innovation activities more successfully.

3. MatchMaker

We help you source the right person for the job.

 

Given our locations in San Francisco and New York City, we are in the midst of the most prominent innovation communities.

 

We can quickly identify candidates matching your requirements.

 

Let innovation experts look for innovation experts.

 

Have the ideal candidate brought to you.

Finding and attracting a seasoned innovation expert is for many companies a big challenge

Many organizations undergoing Digital Transformation are seeking out a new breed of employees: people with an agile mindset that are able to walk the line between the startup and the corporate world. Such talent can not always be homegrown or sourced at the organization’s location easily. Professionals from the San Francisco Bay Area’s tech industry typically possess a bias towards action, have incorporated state of the art knowledge and work methods and are often leading in their field. However, attracting these individuals for your organization can be challenging for several reasons: finding the right candidate is tough, compensation (and possibly also equity) models have to be defined, and roles and responsibilities need to be agreed upon. We help you to recruit an innovation talent for your organization.

How we do it

By leveraging our partners and local network we can find and attract the right candidates for you. Depending on how clear you already are on the desired individual’s role, we also provide advisory for job descriptions, key performance indicators, and possible compensation schemes. Utilizing our on-site presence in San Francisco and New York City, we can conduct first-round personal interviews fast and thus further accelerate the time to hire. This allows you to focus on interviewing the best talents only.

Benefit

We take the hassle out of the equation by finding and attracting a seasoned innovation expert / entrepreneur who can walk the line between the startup and the corporate world to join your organization.

Got questions? Want to find out more? Contact us!

33 New Montgomery Street
Suite 2000, San Francisco CA

info-usa@detecon.com