Why us

Our client, a leading multi-platform entertainment group, had ambitious plans to rapidly build a Java Development function in the Czech Republic. We were asked to deliver a project to inform on the best way to approach this, whilst additionally providing a short-cut to the local talent pool.

At a glance: our client

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Talent intelligence and talent mapping

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Business size


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Target Country

Czech Republic

What we achieved for them


4 working weeks

to uncover pertinent insights and map the market


Market and competitor insights

to help guide local strategy


500 individuals identified

ensuring our client had visibility on talent


Getting the right insights to guide decisions

To help understand the market and guide their strategy, our client was looking for a real-time picture of the external market, with particular focus on the following topics:

  • Talent availability (opportunity and risk)
  • Competitor landscape
  • Competitor hiring activity
  • Prevalent locations for talent
  • Pay scales for frontend, backend and full-stack developers

Our solution blended our talent intelligence and talent mapping capabilities.


Uncovering market and competitor information

For the intelligence phase of this project, we generated and collated secondary data from the public domain. This embraced:

  • Labour market & employment Statistics (Czech-wide and specific to major talent hotspots)
  • Investment highlights
  • Relevant local news (growth / contraction / risk / opportunity)
  • Competitor landscape (organisations with equivalent capabilities)
  • Recent & current competitor hiring insights
  • Broad overview of market size for each capability area
  • Job board analysis
  • CV database analysis
  • Community groups
  • Education (HE establishments and relevant courses)

One key finding was that major employers were struggling to hire and were therefore using wide-ranging methods to build their appeal. These included attending specialised conferences, either as participants or speakers, and organising IT community meet-ups, to network with and ultimately gain access to a future pool of talent.

It also became apparent that commercial partnerships with higher education establishments were an important way to source and develop STEM graduates.


Finding top talent for our client to approach

Alongside the intelligence phase, we used advanced web research techniques to map the market and find Java Developers across the Czech Republic.

Our Talent Mapping Report listed 500 individuals identified across the top three talent hotspots. We included information about name, title, organisation, location, contact details (where applicable), Java specialism, development areas of expertise and a link to public domain profile. Our client was then free to contact individuals directly to discuss opportunities further.

Ultimately, our reports provided meaningful insights and direct access to relevant talent across the Czech Republic, shaping our client’s thinking, whilst saving considerable time and money with their recruitment activities.

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