Cardinal Data Systems, Inc. has been in business
since 1974 as an Information Technology consulting firm.
About ten years ago we started to perform staff augmentation
and full time employee sourcing for select clients and found
that we were successful at understanding and meeting clients
IT staffing needs. Much of this is due to our unique blend
of technical background and performance-based approach to
talent sourcing. We believe that our performance-based talent
acquisition methodology succeeds where the traditional skills
matching techniques utilized by our competition fails. This
approach has demonstrated its value with major financial
institutions, healthcare, pharmaceutical and retail firms.
To give you some insight into how our process
works it is important to explain where faults exist in the
traditional recruiting approach. We don’t believe
that hiring managers prepare complete, effective job descriptions,
or that Human Resources has a complete handle on what a
technical team needs to be successful. Even typical vendor
calls are too short and shallow to be effective in gaining
key details. Frequently incomplete and poorly written, job
descriptions often do more harm than good during the hiring
process. In addition, other hiring mistakes are frequently
made because first impressions are used to determine on-the-job
success and this just doesn’t work.
Our methodology centers around gaining a comprehensive
understanding of the objectives that a candidate must achieve
to be successful in the role. This is different from identifying
skills people must possess for the job. From the understanding
of objectives we develop a performance profile to use as
our key tool from which we develop other tools such as our
networking tactics, unique advertisements, mailings and
search technology to source qualified candidates. We take
advantage of advanced networking and marketing technologies
to source candidates who might not otherwise be identified
through traditional sourcing techniques. We then systematically
present only the candidates who score in the top 25% of
our talent scorecard, insuring an appropriate job fit.
At CDS we come from technology backgrounds
and having worked in enterprise environments so we can gain
a strong comprehension of an IT department’s technical
needs. Where possible we like to have access to the hiring
manager as this actually saves time because we help prevent
mistakes in hiring due to poorly defined requirements and
subjective candidate assessments. In most cases we are able
to minimize our candidate presentation to just three or
four qualified candidates, saving time, effort and money.
Cardinal Data Systems, Inc. is also in the business
of organizing and executing Information Technology projects.
As a professional Information Technology organization, we
help you define your business requirements and develop and
integrate information technology to meet your business objectives.
Our Technical professionals are located across
U.S. cities and leverage extensive industry and technology
domain expertise along with flexible tools and methodologies
to help clients complete technical projects on time and on
We will provide resources with competencies
in the following areas:
• IT Project Management
• IT Business Systems Analysis
• Virtualization and Cloud Services Management
• Systems Architecture
• Database Administration
• Systems and Storage Administration
• Email Administration
• Network Engineering
The value our professionals bring to your organization
is the ability to effectively gather and create business requirements
in order to ensure only relevant functionality is implemented.
They can then manage the project team and partner with the
business sponsors and stakeholders, subject matter experts,
and other IT resources to achieve goals that include system
upgrades, software installations, and application enhancements.
Cardinal Data Systems, Inc. has learned that the key to success
is listening to our clients and understanding business needs.
We build relationships, motivate teams, manage conflict, and
resolve issues to achieve collaborative results with businesses.
The result for your organization is a project completed within
budget and deadline goals, delivering scope objectives, which
produce a quality functioning system with minimal defects
and low maintenance costs. This in turn allows the business
to use the application to make strategic business decisions
that will have a positive return on investment and give you
a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Our project managers, business systems analysts and technical
consultants are disciplined business and technology professionals
with backgrounds in managing small and large scale projects.
Many of our project managers are PMP®-certified and some
have government security clearance.
Cardinal Data Systems, Inc. will identify the right Project
Manager for your needs on a contract, full time, or temporary-to-permanent
basis. We will check references, perform technical screening,
and hit the bullseye.
Get your next project completed using Cardinal Data
Systems, Inc. project professionals so you can focus on the
business of doing business!