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Businesses in Cork and throughout the Munster region can access top-of-the-range IT talent through the wide network of services offered by Ergo, one of Ireland’s most successful IT services companies.
The multi-award-winning IT specialist, which employs 400 people, leverages the latest technology available in cloud, mobility, big data and analytics to enable clients to better support their customers over the long term.
Ergo boasts a client list featuring blue-chip, household names in, among others, the corporate, retail, education and government sectors.
Services offered by Ergo include managed services, managed print, IT resourcing, licensing and custom software solutions, among others.
Today, Ergo works with some of the largest companies in Ireland, delivering enterprise-wide solutions that drive productivity and profitability.
Within IT resourcing, Ergo partners with companies to source best-in-class IT talent for their needs, taking the time and making the effort to understand each client company, the industry in which it operates, and the experience it requires.
They specialise in providing both contracting and permanent roles spanning the entire IT spectrum, from project management, business analysis to technology infrastructure and networking.
Its many satisfied clients are happy to recall a positive experience with the firm - Killian Lynch, ICT Programme Manager with the Kerry Group describes the quality of service provided by Ergo as “excellent,” and, he recalls, its ability to understand Kerry’s business, meant that “not only are we able to fill our roles quicker, the calibre of resources we have has also gotten much better.”
Ergo’s rapidly expanding Cork office offers companies throughout the Munster region access to the wide range of services which have already made Ergo one of Ireland's most successful specialist IT recruiters, with revenues exceeding €84 million last March - a figure which, it confidently expects, will top €95 million by March of 2020.
“Cork is expanding in terms of the IT space, so there’s a growing need for our presence here. “We’re now making Cork front and centre for the whole Munster region in terms of our IT resourcing services,” says Derek Kehoe, director, Ergo.
Put simply, Derek Kehoe explains, Ergo’s objective is to:
Kehoe, who recalls that Ergo was attracted to the region by what he describes as a more amenable lifestyle in comparison to the capital in terms of accommodation and infrastructure, explains the firm’s mission:
“We support organisations in sourcing the technical expertise they require, from one-off strategic placements to nationwide project teams.”
“With an in-depth knowledge of the tech industry, we offer real value as an IT resourcing partner for clients in search of the best technical talent available today.
“We have a team of dedicated professionals who source, select and place the right candidates who will drive your business outcomes and operational success.
“A deep and varied pool of permanent and contract IT specialists, with the best tech experts sourcing them, means we are an IT resource management company that is equipped to handle any business need,” he declares.
And since its expansion to Cork, Ergo facilitates all IT resourcing needs for companies based in Munster.
“We take the time to understand the company, the industry in which it operates, and the experience it requires.
“With over 8,000 technical resources on our books we believe that we have the expertise that can strive to meet a company’s needs. This enables us to place people with the right fit both technically and culturally that benefits the business and our candidates."
Ergo's success, believes Kehoe, is down to its deep commitment to serving the needs of both its client companies and its candidates.
"We have built our brand around loyalty. We have developed great relationships with our customers, who are a mix of public and private companies.
“We ensure that we understand the client's needs and their company culture and we make sure we find candidates whose skill-set makes them a good fit for the role.”
“When a customer comes to us we ensure that any candidate we put forward is not just an excellent technical fit, but also a cultural fit within the organisation.
“We hold regular reviews with clients and staff to ensure the customer is happy that we are delivering and that our staff, or contractors, are happy with the role they are being asked to do.”
Ergo’s objective in maintaining contact with both sides is to ensure that both client and contractor are satisfied - and, in fact, this brings results:
“Most of our candidates have been with us for five years or more, which, from our point of view means that the customer is getting experienced staff who can bring benefit to the company involved.”
Not surprising, then, that this a firm which holds a Great Place to Work Award (2019), not to mention Tech Excellence awards and a prestigious Deloitte accolade for Best Managed Companies.
In fact, 75% of Ergo contractors have been with the company for more than five years, while an impressive 85% renew their contracts with the company.
“Over the years we have mirrored the seismic shifts in the way IT solutions are delivered and consumed, constantly up-skilling our experts and reinventing our role in the IT value chain to give our clients the support and expertise they need to stay competitive and succeed,” Kehoe explains.