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Collinwood Technology Partners Overview

Schaumburg, IL
51 to 200 employees
2014
Company - Private
IT Services
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Collinwood Technology Partners is a Veteran Owned Information Technology staffing firm. We offer a complete solution to your IT staffing needs. Our approach is simple and well implemented. We ensure the satisfaction of our clients by providing outstanding services in a highly ... Read more

Mission: As a Veteran Owned Business, we take great pride in doing the right thing by our clients/consultants, operating truthfully/honestly, coming through on our commitments, working until the task is complete, and building strong relationships. We look forward to being your trusted ... Read more

Collinwood Technology Partners – Why Work With Us?


Collinwood Technology Partners is a Veteran Owned Information Technology Consulting and Staffing firm. We offer a complete solution to your IT staffing needs. Our approach is simple and well implemented. We ensure the satisfaction of our clients by providing outstanding services in a highly personalized manner. As a Veteran Owned Business, we take great pride in doing the right thing by our clients/consultants, operating truthfully/honestly, coming through on our commitments, working until the task is complete, and building strong relationships. We look forward to being your trusted Technology Staffing partner.

In today’s marketplace many companies face great difficulty in finding and hiring qualified and reliable technology professionals. We help you overcome these obstacles by identifying the right people and delivering them. You’ll save time in recruiting, and gain peace of mind knowing that experienced recruiters are the ones finding your employees and contractors.

Contract Staffing

In today’s changing economic environment, companies are expected to “get the job done” with fewer and fewer employees. However, Collinwood’s staff augmentation option provides our clients with access to top-quality contract employees for a fixed period of time at extremely affordable rates. The cost-effectiveness of using supplemental technical professionals as contract employees or “contractors” is recognized by many firms as a proven way to extend their capabilities and to rapidly obtain needed business and technical skills. This approach eliminates the costs of recruiting, hiring, training and retaining full-time employees. Collinwood’s existing database of qualified contractors and on-staff consultants greatly reduces the time and resources needed to identify, screen, assess and hire these short-term professional resources. We use our extensive network and large database to locate the right consultant for your effort. Our contractors have the technical knowledge and business understanding to add significant value in various industries. Because of the emphasis we place on screening our contract employees, our clients receive quality service from technology professionals who understand their mission, business, and culture.

Permanent Placement

At Collinwood, we know that some of the most critical decisions made in your organization center around hiring full time employees. Our staff has a strong track record of success in recruiting qualified individuals at all levels, from Software Developers, to Enterprise Architects, Program Managers, and Information Technology Executives. Collinwood has experience working with organizations of all sizes, from start-up technology companies, to multi-national Fortune 500 enterprises. Our expertise doesn’t stop at recruiting – we assist in every step of the hiring process, including:-Thorough reference and background checks -Salary negotiation-Relocation negotiationOur contact with our client and the candidate does not stop once the candidate is “placed” in a new position. We follow up with the candidate and our client frequently to ensure that the transition to new employment is smooth for both parties involved.

Project Recruiting

For those clients in need of recruiting support for permanent positions, Collinwood allows you to take advantage of our extensive network of experienced, project-focused recruiters . We have decades of experience providing rapid and reliable placement of permanent technical professionals. Our experienced recruiters, with an extensive database of skilled candidates, will rapidly identify and match potential candidates to your unique requirements. We can provide our recruiters on an hourly basis or as a “Project Recruiting” team.We have tailored our Project Recruiting methods to help clients who already have either established recruiting teams and processes, or clients who require the “ground up” development and implementation of new recruiting processes. Our solutions are designed for growing organizations that need additional recruiting support to meet hiring challenges. Collinwood’s Project Recruiting services provide for a quick response to sudden changes in our clients’ marketplace by providing proven, dedicated resources to supplement your in-house staffing efforts as needed. Collinwood provides clients with highly experienced and extremely well trained technical recruiters who thrive in today’s fast paced environment. Collinwood employs trained recruiting professionals who are successful in high-pressure corporations where the success of our recruiters has a major impact on the success of the client. In addition to meeting the technical requirements of our client positions, Collinwood recruiters also understand that finding candidates who fit well within the client’s organizational structure and corporate culture is of paramount importance. We work closely with our clients to ensure that the candidates we provide are a good “overall” match.

Consulting-to-Hire

A bad hire can cost you between two and seven times the hired employee’s annual salary.So why would you take that risk?Collinwood can further reduce your hiring risk with our contract consulting-to-hire service and placement guarantees. Complementing the benefits of our Augmentation service, a Consulting-to-Hire solution may be right for you.Have you ever wanted a hiring service with a “try before you buy” offering? Would you like to spread out the fee over a period of time? Do you worry about bringing the right person immediately to staff?We realize that finding quality personnel that have an understanding of your environment is extremely valuable to your organization. One of the biggest obstacles clients face when dealing with staffing/consulting firms is the lack of flexibility to convert a contract resource to a permanent employee in their organization. Upon completion of a six month consulting-to-hire engagement, Collinwood consultants are available to our clients for permanent hire at no conversion fee.Our consulting-to-hire service offers our clients a great amount of flexibility. In many instances the amount of time required to hire a full time resource extends over several weeks; we offer our clients the ability to bring a resource on immediately to mitigate any slow down in projects or work load.The “try before you buy” scenario also allows clients the flexibility to see how compatible the selected resource aligns to their environment.
 
Everyone wants to talk to you! Your inbox is flooded with messages, your phone won't stop ringing, too many InMails...and most of the people initiating these don't really know what they are doing. With Collinwood, you get a very experienced team (average of 20 years of experience) who knows how to ask the right questions on your behalf (probably before you ask them). We've been doing this awhile...and we are pretty good at it! Come see why we are great to work with...
 

-A personal approach

In an world increasingly dominated by mouse clicks, AI, chatbots, computer based matching, the resume "black hole", we get back to the basics of recruiting- Focused recruiting featuring a personal touch with each of you. We will always provide as much detail as we know about each posiiton we are considering you for. This means that we won't waste your time (or ours) on roles you won't consider...no more calling you about skills you haven't used since the 1900's or a role that is paying you 75% of what you earn today. Instead we will discuss only the best roles that meet your specific criteria.

-The right roles/projects

You are a highly sought after IT professional with many choices available to you and we know this. Through deep relationships with our clients we gain insight about their workplace and requirements. We become an extension of their hiring process and can shed light on why you might want to work with/for them. This enables a mutual "best fit" based on more than just technical skills or rate/salary. Matching across many dimensions also reduces the likelihood of an early exit (by your choice or our clients).

-Current market conditions knowledge

Daily contact with clients and candidates permits us to provide candidates and clients with up-to-date information on industry issues such as competitive salaries/rates, hot/trending skills, and hiring outlooks for the next quarter/year. We only work with client companies where people want to work...good culture, cool offices, low turnover, etc. We won't put you in a bad situation.

Here is what some of our people had to say about working with us:

"Their team is 24/7 and hard working. They have a clear vision staffing strategy and are willing to give 100% to make it happen. They work to find both “the needle in the haystack” and seasoned professionals to build a cohesive team. I would recommend them as both a valuable recruiting resource and key contact in the industry."

-Lenny

"I have worked with them on both sides of recruitment, they were the people who placed me, and now, working for my current company, I work with them to interview the potential employees. I have consistently been satisfied and impressed. They are reliable, diligent and professional with their work. They ensure that they understands both the candidate and the company’s needs and are very skilled in pairing both together to be mutually beneficial. I absolutely recommend them."

-Vlad

"They are an excellent company to work with and they have strong client/employee relationship skills. While I was consulting on a large project at Caremark, They kept in touch and always made sure the consultants in the field knew what was going on in the home office and in the industry. They would be an asset to any company."

-Carrie

"I worked with them for over a year and a half. The project that I was on grew from its infancy/bootstrap size to over 25 people at its height. They were responsible for recruiting the members of that team, and I must say that they kept it well-fed with strong, self-starters. It was an ambitious project developed under an aggressive deadline, and we did have an occasional burn-out. In each case, they were able to capably fill the void on short notice.  They obviously maintain good relationships with not just their own consultants, but also their network of other professionals in the Information Technology business."

-Chris

"They were my employer when I was hired to do contract work for a “major financial firm”. During my time with them, they were always there to provide advice or answer any questions that I might have. They also followed up on me and the other consultants on a regular basis at our client’s headquarters to see how our projects were coming along and if had any concerns. Since then I have been hired as a full time employee here, but I still maintain contact with them. It has been a pleasure to have worked with them. Their knowledge and desire to help out me and my colleagues makes them a great company to work with."

-Lloyd

"They have a fantastic ability to secure incredible talent and ultimately oversee the assembly of high performance project teams that adhere to project schedules and deliver high quality work at a reasonable cost. They brought me into a great project with a large pharma company and continued to be my advocate throughout the duration of the project. I would recommend them to both job seekers and hiring managers."

-Mark

"Their recruiting style is unique and very different from routine and their technical knowledge is an added advantage. They understand the client company and candidate requirements and then focuses whether it will be a good match for both. I would definitely say they are for us. It was a pleasure working with them and I would highly recommend them."

-Sagar

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    I worked at Collinwood Technology Partners as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got feedback when i asked for it and, after my time on the contract them kept me in line with other opportunities in my area.
    I had issues with the Cobra plan coordination, but that was a Paychex issue, and Collinwood management was a big help getting those issues fixed. They don't use Paychex anymore which is a good thing because PayChex service was really bad.

    Cons

    The use of PayChex, but they stopped using PayChex thankfully.

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    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Collinwood Technology Partners (Dallas, TX) in February 2019.

    Interview

    The interview process was very fast. Only took a few days. I had 3 or 4 phone calls with 3 different management people with Collinwood. The account manger then got the in person interview set up with the client. The interview with the client was about 1 hour long. I got an offer the next day.

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Collinwood Technology Partners Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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