I’m proud to introduce ectalent, inc. to you – the company I founded to bring together what I have learned over the last 15 years about how to find and recruit superb next-generation talent in high-tech and apply this learning to benefit Silicon Valley’s technology leaders.
We take a unique approach to this which has proven extremely effective and has stood the test of time and numbers.
Tony West, ectalent inc. CEO
International early career talent placement program for Business Advantage
During these years, first at Sun Microsystems and then at Cisco, I developed a process to find the world’s best students at leading international Universities and bring them to Silicon Valley for 1-year placements to work on extremely challenging and strategic company projects. Properly done, the early career talent ends up making a major contribution to their hiring companies, and the approach I developed creates a talent pipeline of international early career talent, which is particularly effective at feeding workforce globalization strategies for multinational companies in the Valley.
The results have been spectacular: I learned how to leverage excellent early career talent for huge strategic business impact, and through repetition, we refined the processes to do this effectively and repeatably.
ectalent’s process starts by choosing a few international Universities and building a deep relationship with them. Over time and a lot of personal contact, they become partners (not just suppliers) around a common goal and their principal asset – their students and new graduates. Through our partnership, ectalent, identifies and recruits the best of their best!
Silicon Valley offers huge attraction to international students and new grads – it’s famous the world over as the epicenter of high-tech innovation. ectalent puts an incredible proposition in front of these top students: come to USA for one year to work in the world’s leading high-tech companies to gain innovation experience and an understanding of the culture of how to do it. No wonder students and recent grads respond with incredible enthusiasm, passion, and commitment, and this comes through very strongly to everyone they interact with.
Our program is extremely competitive, which works to the benefit of our client companies. We are super-selective, and the result is world-class, top-quality early career talent who combine passion and commitment with a mindset to scale mountains and take on great challenges.
Companies often have low expectations of early career talent (perhaps as a result of other experiences), so we counsel hiring managers to set a high level of challenge in the assignments give to the participants. Then, we partner with the managers to place these gifted early career talent where they can have the biggest impact – working on strategic projects that can make a big difference to the company’s direction.
When their contribution makes a big difference, not only do ect’s earn visibility, respect, and self-esteem, but they develop a fierce sense of pride in what they have accomplished as young men and women. In fact, they often end up leading projects or teams (and learning about leadership in the process).
Finally, after completing their program year, ect’s return home with a deep sense of gratitude for the life-changing opportunity they were given, huge pride at what they’ve accomplished, and a passionate loyalty to the company. When they continue on in the workforce or graduate, they’re very inclined to accept a job offer from the company; our ect-to-graduate hire conversion rate is very high.
We’ve proven our methods and processes through many hundreds of people, projects, and international ect placements in the last 15 years. Now, ectalent is taking the next step: we’re expanding this proven recipe across the high-tech industry in USA, starting first in Silicon Valley.
So here’s our challenge to you:
- If you’re one of the world’s top students or recent grads, take the plunge! Apply for our 1-year ectalent‘s ect program in Silicon Valley today!
- If you’re a forward-thinking leader in a Silicon Valley technology company, Contact Us right away to see how the ectalent ect proposition can have a high impact on your company!
WHAT WE DO:
- Identify, select and source top international early career talent
- Match early career talent to strategic projects
- For 1-year placements
- With high-tech companies in Silicon Valley and the U.S.
- Eliminate complexity via turnkey managed service
Thank you for considering ectalent, it would be a privilege to partner with you to grow our global family!
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