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TALENT MANAGEMENT: How to Win the Competition for Technology Talent

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Project Synopsis

As Vitech continues to experience significant growth, the staffing levels need to rise to meet the demand of new projects. Vitech’s traditional staffing has been entirely in-house, and there is a desire to continue adding more resources to the team. There is also a strategic mandate to enable System Integrator (SI) partners to be able to independently implement the solution, which has led to project teams staffed by a mix of Vitech employees and SI partner resources. On top of the need to increase staffing levels, the IT job market continues to surge making talent retention more challenging. We need innovate ways to promote the company culture and environment which will keep Vitech competitive with the rest of the market. What can Vitech to do separate itself from other opportunities to attract and retain in-house talent and how can this be effectively balanced with empowering and growing our partner community?

Project Topics

Growth Strategy


Talent Management

Company Information

CompanyVitech Systems Group
HQNew York, NY
StageLarge Enterprise
Hiring PotentialN/A

Company Overview

At Vitech we believe technology is best when it is used to simplify complex business processes and are on a mission to bring better software solutions to market to address the complexities of the insurance, retirement and investment industries. We are committed to innovation and continuously building better user experiences for our customers by pairing our deep domain expertise with the latest advancements in technology.

Experiential Learning Program Details

SchoolFordham University
Engagement FormatLive Case - Think "Hackathon" or Case Competition with a whole class of students! This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.
CourseMBA On the Spot Consulting, Fall 2021
Students Enrolled40-60
Meeting Day & Time2 Sessions on Wednesday 10/27 & 11/3 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM ET
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment2 Hours
Duration1 Weeks

Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Type


October 13th, 2021 Event na


During this program, you'll be working on a real project posed by a real industry partner. By registering for the CapSource system and participating in this Program, you are bound by the Rules of Engagement, including strict confidentiality of information shared with you. Please be respectful and professional.
October 14th, 2021 Event na
Upload Résumé Upload Résumé
October 17th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required


Add link:
October 17th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
Teams Finalized

Teams Finalized

Students Ramp-up for Assigned Project
October 20th, 2021 Event na
Kickoff Evaluation Due

Kickoff Evaluation Due

October 26th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
Presentation - Overview of ViTech

Presentation - Overview of ViTech

3:30 - 4:00 PM ET - ViTech Overview
October 27th, 2021 Event na
Project Breakout Sessions

Project Breakout Sessions

4:00 - 4:30 PM ET: Overview of Project 4:30 - 5:30 PM ET: Working Session + Office Hours with ViTech Contact
October 27th, 2021 Event na
Submit Milestone #1 Deliverable Submit Milestone #1 Deliverable
October 27th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
Temp Check Due

Temp Check Due

October 28th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
Submit Final Presentation Submit Final Presentation
Upload your Presentation in PDF Form
October 31st, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
Submit Link to 5-Minute Video Pitch Submit Link to 5-Minute Video Pitch
Please submit a link to your 5-minute recorded video pitch introducing yourselves and summarizing your creative approach to solving the challenge presented by ViTech. We recommend recording and uploading your video using one of the following tools: YouTube, Vimeo, Zoom, Loom, DropBox, and/or Google Drive.
October 31st, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
Debrief Session with Vitech

Debrief Session with Vitech

Each of the four projects will be debriefed in this order. Included in the debrief is an opportunity for ViTech to provide their feedback on deliverables and students to share reflections based on what they learned. 3:30 - 4:00 PM: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Data and Analytics New Offering Analysis 4:00 - 4:30 PM: TALENT MANAGEMENT: How to Win the Competition for Technology Talent 4:30 - 5:00 PM: DELIVERY: Solutions Standardization 5:00 - 5:30 PM: MARKETING: The Changing Customer Buyer Journey – Winning Strategies for B2B Marketing
November 3rd, 2021 Event na
Final Peer Evaluation Due

Final Peer Evaluation Due

November 6th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
Final Self Evaluation Due

Final Self Evaluation Due

November 6th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation

Key Project Milestones

  • October 27, 2021 - Deep Dive on Technology Talent Landscape & Vitech Talent Management Model

    • Why is the market for analysts and developers so competitive?
    • What are the typical requirements in order to work in either of those positions?
    • What are these types of team members typically paid?
    • What is the current hiring process like at Vitech?
    • What are some of the benefits Vitech provides? How does this compare with similar tech companies across different industries?
    • How does Vitech use performance reviews?
    • What are some of the exit procedures when someone decides to leave Vitech?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    • Develop an overview of the tech talent landscape and define key challenges Vitech needs to address in their talent model
  • October 31, 2021 - Develop Improved Talent Acquisition & Retention Strategy

    • How can Vitech refine their talent acquisition strategy?
    • What consists of a good talent acquisition strategy?
    • How can Vitech refine their talent retention strategy?
    • What are the key aspects that lead to high talent retention?
    • What companies are best-in-class when it comes to talent retention? What are they doing that Vitech can learn from?
    • What are some additional benefits Vitech can provide in order to better retain talent?
    • What outside vendors might Vitech be able to leverage in order to improve acquisition and retention?
    • Might Vitech be able to leverage staffing organizations or implementation partners instead of staffing everyone as Vitech employees?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    • Develop recommendations on how Vitech can improve their talent strategy

Project Resources

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Industry Mentors

Company Admin

William Klein 

[email protected]

Academic Mentors

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Assigned Students

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