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Data and Analytics specialists for South African retail bank

By Niclas

Data and Analytics specialists for South African retail bank

Background

In the rapidly evolving banking landscape, the Retail Client Experience Delivery division of one of the largest retail banks in South Africa faced an urgent need. They required a number specialists to join their Data and Analytics team, aiming to leverage this talent to drive client value across several projects.

Outsized was asked was to quickly help the client scale up with the help of skilled independent professionals that could hit the ground running and ensure the timely delivery of the various projects.

The specialists required were Data Analysts; Business Intelligence Analysts; Data Scientists; Delivery Leads, and Data Support Analysts.

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What we did

Our initial task involved matching potential candidates from our platform of skilled independent professionals with limited information, as the various roles were not clearly defined given a dynamic and evolving project landscape. Despite this, our Customer Service team excelled in this regard, assembling an initial shortlist.

This approach provided our client with the opportunity to assess the available talent and potential fit early in the process. Despite the extensive interview process on the client side consuming a significant amount of time, it enabled us to gather additional information regarding their requirements, leading to the presentation of another round of candidates.

The Outcomes

  • The bank extended offers and hired candidates for the critical roles from the respective skills shortlist we provided.
  • The integration of these specialists significantly improved the bank's data processing and analysis capabilities, leading to more insightful and data-driven decision-making processes, also benefitting the bank’s clients.
  • Strengthened client trust and partnership: The positive outcome of this engagement significantly bolstered the client’s trust in our services, leading them to approach us with additional requirements.

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