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8 qualities CIOs, Hiring Managers and C-levels execs should know about hiring quality candidates


Author Rome Wells: Financial Services Quality Assurance Enthusiast & Business Analyst with extreme level of Information Technology background in Mathematics and Education


Many financial companies’ especially big banks and other types of financial trading organizations, hedge funds and a variety of companies in Manhattan NY who specialize in delivering financial services, rely on providing solutions and services to their own customers. 


These solutions are highly relevant to information technology.  These solutions are what makes financial companies stay efficient and stay on top of the edge.  These solutions require quality of work ethics and quality assurance.

In Financial organizations, there is inter-combination of different types of software and applications and information systems that are relevant to trading and making money or providing other types of relevant services for traders because at the end of the day traders are the ones who make the money and have the entrepreneurial mindset.


It’s important to provide a proper user experience for the traders and important to have proper automation methods in place to ensure that the critical functions are not broken.


Here is the thing, though; financial companies have lots of different functions and sub-functions that they rely on to run their business smoothly.  However, the reality is often realized through the simple fact that financial companies do not run so smoothly on regular basis as much as they should be. 


 Why is that?  A reason is because there are many elements that are missing as part of the equation that makes the process of running financial organization business smooth.


What are these elements?


Elements of back end employees who are supporting financial traders who are caring for the quality of information technology and operations of the functions that commodity or other types of financial traders heavily rely upon.


The elements of back end office employees are making sure that the job gets simplified for traders, simply because at the end of the day financial traders must be properly positioned in the competitive world of finance.  The better they are positioned to do the job, the better the performance of the financial organization can be.


          Now the shocking and very interesting part about all of this is the fact that skipping essential elements that can help financial organizations get the competitive edge, can cause financial company’s growth potential be dramatically reduced in comparison to other competitor companies. 


So the most common question that many IT Operations managers and CTOs and CIOs should be asking themselves… is…. what can I do to help improve efficiency for my company that can translate into revenue?


Answer…  Help your traders operate efficiently, and streamline the back end processes in the direction of making sure that the processes operate smoothly.  Smoothly operating processes equal revenue.


Wait but how do I streamline the processes in the financial organization to help my company improve efficiency and make more money?


To streamline the processes, here is our Binary Fusion formula for C-Level Execs and CTOs and CIOs and IT managers and IT Directors in financial organizations showing how to organize your IT Department in the direction of providing proper back end functions to financial traders.


Tactic #1 Organize your IT department


  1. 1.Know who you are looking for and align job roles specifically for the role that you are looking for.
  2. 2.Organize your team to have daily stand up meetings where each employee shares information about what they did in quick 15 to 30 mins interval
  3. 3.Separate your IT back office into different departments, Engineering, App Support based on scalability needs (note it can be multiple departments).
  4. 4.Have weekly stand up with each of your employees, or organize people for you to do so for specific departments.



Tactic #2  Get the right type of employees for your Financial company


Get the right employees else… you end up shooting yourself in the leg and running around circles, going back and forth trying to find the right people. 


Why Tactic #1 would work?


The reason is actually quite simple what you are doing by using tactic #1 is networking multiple people together, and reusing the brain power from multiple angles.


Why organize your IT department?


Reason #1 Know who you are hiring and align job roles


For example, by following advice #1 which is Know who you are looking for and align job roles accordingly, you can save tons of time by minimizing your interaction of attempting to explain something 1000 times, since the person who you are hiring is basically already an expert in what they do. (Something that by the way I Rome Wells went through and got frustrated, the same level of frustration that I have noticed across many c-level execs)


Reason #2. Have daily stand ups


Skip this step of not having daily stand-ups and be prepared for spending loads of time having even bigger frustration trying to put all the pieces together of what tasks are done and which tasks are not done. 


As the C-Level exec, there is a lot of things that revolve in your head around your basis, having consistent short sprint meetings can make a huge difference in helping your circle of networked employees to collaborate face to face, either over Agile meetings remotely.


Or alternatively for highest level of learning effectiveness face to face, where you get to look employee in the eyes and see their progress, see their status, see their body posture, see how they behave and detect early signals of whether or not there is a risk factor involved that can slow down your financial project. 


(the level of progress that I Rome Wells have personally seen from this strategy being implemented is absolutely incredible in terms of progress and keeping track of employees and reducing the risk of projects not being complete, especially for the type of projects that have huge levels of dependencies)


Reason#3  Separate your IT departments


This is no brainer, right? Wrong… lots of companies out there don’t seem to grasp the concept of separating departments and not mixing together cabbages and hammers and phones all in one bag. 


Having Engineering department and having App Support department is the most logical choice, obviously depending on where company’s headquarters are and if it’s a small company or medium size there can be less or more departments. 


However, the logical uniformity of departments should be based on overall organizational functions of particular employee job roles and their relevance to the traders.   


For example, having a help desk and app support department combined maybe a wise move if the financial company size is not big enough since both help desk and app support employees provide one function, which is helping traders improve their business processes.


Therefore ask yourself this question if you are C-Level Exec… what is that you are trying to accomplish? 


Your goal is to help improve the usability of information systems.  Your goal is to have security mindset, IT Generalist mindset, and 360 degrees view around the level of operations, applications, systems and all sorts of wrenches thrown at you from multiple angles, but at the end of the day your goal is to ensure that the business processes running smooth for your Traders who are helping company make money.



Reason#4 Have weekly meeting with each of your employee consistently and go over their task list


Note not having meeting with each of your employees when you look at them directly in the eyes and ask questions what was done and what was not done, can create illusion for employees that there is no accountability, even though it may not be the case, but in reality that is exactly what the outcome is of not having weekly meetings. 


  The speed for how fast projects get accelerated when employees forced to remember that they must provide progress every week is absolutely phenomenal. (I Rome Wells have experienced this myself, in both the roles of IT Engineer in financial organization for many years)



Why Tactic #2 would work? 

In short simply because if you get quality employees you end up getting quality results, quality is determined by the level of education candidates receive and also depends on the skills candidate has acquired that are relevant to the financial organization such as quality assurance skills.

Tactic #2 How exactly can a financial company get the right employees?


Often what we see is IT and CIOs, and CTOs and other types of managers do is….handing off functions to HR then HR passing their request to recruiters, and asking HR asking for assistance to find someone from recruiters….  This is where network disconnect often happens… you see… HR… doesn’t have the mindset… of … CIO or IT Manager or any other c-level exec…..


Neither do they care much about the reasons why they should assist with hiring the right type of candidate as much as CIO or c-level execs do ( the reason is simple they are not sitting in the chair of C-level exec).


  At the end of the day performance of the company is greatly measured by what CIO does and not by HR…. HR is a small function of a sub-function of another function. 


Note that is not to say HR doesn’t paly important role, but each of these roles that are run and governed by CIO directions, are like networked machines, put together like a clock that keeps pushing one process with another. 


CIO is the center of universe… CIO is the person who makes decisions and controls the limits and boundaries of these limits, not to overdo or not do enough and CIO is the one that organizes these functions in a way that makes sense. 

 As C-Level execs try to participate in decision-making process when hiring employee by following the 8 qualities mentioned

What makes most sense for CIOs is to participate in the decision making process of how exactly financial industry qualified candidates are being picked by providing to your recruiter the list of the 8 below mentioned qualities and designating HR personnel to ensure that these qualities are present in each applicant or having at least 70%-80% of these qualities present in each type of applicant.


What makes most sense for CIOs is to participate in the decision making process of how exactly financial industry qualified candidates are being picked by reviewing your recruiter/staffing agency and carefully looking to see if they have 8 of the below-mentioned qualities (paragraph below) and designating HR personnel to ensure that these qualities are really met by the recurring/staffing agency.


So wait what is the solution here?  What can CIO/IT Managers do here to get the right type of employee candidate for their financial company?


Look for the following 8 Qualities in your recruiting/staffing company who is assisting you with getting qualified IT employee candidate.


  1. Does the company specialize in recruiting employees in the financial industry in Manhattan NY or nearby area?
  2. Does the company specialize in matchmaking?
  3. Does the company focus on matchmaking employees who are quality assurance trained with soft skills, business analysis skills and project management skills?
  4. Does the recruiting and staffing company interview these candidates themselves prior to handing them off to you?
  5. Does the recruiting and staffing company make their candidates who they pass to you trusted?
  6. Does the recruiting and staffing company provide hands-on training to employee candidate who they pass to you specifically in the core area of financial companies?
  7. Does the recruiting & staffing company relay educational values that are extremely relevant to C-Level execs and CIOs and Managers in the financial industry?
  8. Does the recruiting company provide customized training approach to employee candidates who they match make with?


If you have answered No… there is a high chance that you are missing out in comparison to other financial companies who are taking advantages of these 8 tactics. 


How can financial companies near Manhattan NY take advantage of finding the right company with 8 unique qualities?




Start with forming a partnership with the right type of recruiting and staffing company.  


Issue #1 Most Recruitment/Staffing agencies in Financial industry have no such qualities


Why you should form a relationship with staffing/recruitment agency that is capable of delivering at least 70% to 80% of these 8 qualities:


(In short, the reason why is so you can get a competitive advantage for your company, and improve business operational efficiency, hidden secret no one will tell you but I Rome Wells will.)


Most of the recruitment and staffing companies in Manhattan NY do not have anywhere remotely near to that number of qualities as part of their recruitment service offering portfolio (due to undeveloped capabilities and due to the fact that their business model is to simply help companies find employees in all sorts of skill sets without really diving deep into quality assurance concept).


However, even finding Recruitment Company with 4 out of 8 types of qualities can greatly increase your chances of landing right type of employee for your financial organization.


The major problem with recruiters and staffing agency nowadays who often find such employees, is very simple fact that they are not specialized in financial company’s needs and even if they are… they simply do not have the capabilities to deliver the right type of candidate. 


Why do recruiters fail to deliver such 8 type of quality capabilities for financial organizations?


Actually, it's quite simple… the reason why… is because they fail to establish a circle of Trust with their candidates who they are attempting to recommend and frankly speaking treating them like a conveyer of labor when instead they should be focusing on educating and training them to provide better quality.


Why do recruiters fail to establish a circle of trust and trust between whom? 


Trust between employee candidates and employers.  What majority of recruiting companies are looking for is shortcuts (due to incompatible business models that they have created in the first place due to spreading themselves horizontally in multiple nonspecialized directions and having a factor of GREED guiding them rather than providing authentic recruiting and staffing services to financial companies…. “GREED is a crime” ß- Rome Wells), but trust is defined exactly by opposite force of shortcuts, it’s defined by hard work, and hard work is what is precisely required to gain factor of trust between employee candidate and employer. 



Wait but how can C-Level Exec know if there is a relevant layer of trust between, recruitment company and employee candidates who they are recommending to a financial organization?


The only way to know is to see how exactly recruitment/staffing agency reinforces their concept of trust between the employee who they recommend and employer.


Does the recruitment agency care about matchmaking you with the right candidate?  Do they care about the quality of the candidate?  Do they care about what your financial organization needed skills are? 


Circle of trust can only be created based on mutual agreement between one party and another, therefore if recruiting agency who you are using for your financial organization have created that trusted bond between them and their candidates and have financial industry specialized capabilities of delivering such candidates, then this is a rare find that you may only find in few recruitment companies. 


There are different methods that recruiters and hiring managers and c-level execs of financial companies develop that trust.

 One way is by focusing on the customer, and not the other way around.  If you find recruiting company that focuses on the financial customer’s need then you CIO, or C Level exec is in luck.  Note: Many of them simply do not do that.


Why handing off your recruitment request to non-specialized in the industry company can be costing you money?


The Reason is simple, you end up getting random candidates and end up getting punished by your decision to get nonspecialized match making company, simply because employees who you end up getting are going to be a cat in the hat, causing only frustration for your hiring managers and a waste of time.


Hiring Recruitment Company with financial specialization background is the key to increasing your financial company competitive edge.


Why is that exactly?  The Reason why is because of these 8 qualities that were mentioned earlier, the 8 qualities that make it possible for your financial organization get a high-quality type of candidates, reduce your headaches and improve operational efficiency and return on investment.


How can financial and hiring IT managers find specialized recruitment companies?


          The only way to find them is not by finding them, is by making them come to you.  If they truly care about your industry they would come to you.  If they do not care about your industry and don’t have the guts they would not come to you. 


However, the way these companies would come to you is not just through advertisement, and not through contextual marketing message, but by reaching out directly to you. 


If you see such company reaching out to you, do not hesitate to review them according to the 8 qualities that I just mentioned earlier to see how they fall into these qualities.


If the recruitment agency does not fall into 8 of these qualities, they will either be willing to establish 8 of these qualities by partnering up with the company that can help them gain trust with such companies or by establishing their own capabilities of helping financial organizations deliver that circle of trust by heavily relying on the 8 qualities described in this article, the 8 qualities that C-level execs should look for in the recruitment/staffing company. 


Oh there is one more thing if you are smart C-level exec and want to be pro-active in finding the right type of recruitment company that specializes in providing quality candidates for financial organizations then make sure that you follow these 3 steps.


Step 1.  Check back in with us DBA Binary Fusion, by simply following our blog on LinkedIn we will share with you gradually other articles and other examples for how financial companies can improve their competitive advantage.


Step 2.  Make your HR person visit this blog or share this blog with your HR person, so this way they are in sync with the recommendations that we are providing.


Step 3.  If you do happen to by some odd chance manage to stumble upon such company that in one shape or form exhibit these 8 qualities, definitely consider reaching out to them.


At the end of the day, your goal should be to find ways for how you can improve operational efficiencies of your business process for your trading desks operations and for any surrounding back-end office functions that can help you stay competitive. 


Don’t follow my advice and get sunk behind, follow it and get ahead.  

This message has been delivered by me Rome Wells, data scientist, educational advocate, financial services quality assurance enthusiast, Business Analyst, IT Engineer, and many other things in between with core specialization in IT QA and Education.  


What about actual recruiting/staffing companies? How on earth can they get such capabilities for the 8 qualities mentioned above?


Sorry guys but when educational advocate like me Rome Wells dives into Quality Assurance recruiting industry and discovers loopholes and shortcuts that recruiting and staffing agencies take and as the end result end up sacrificing quality for financial organizations, that’s when I step in.


 When I step in, I deliver message clear and my message is… please develop the qualities mentioned in this article that I Rome Wells recommend to C-Level execs.     


C-Level execs will listen to me because I know exactly how they think, they know exactly what I am referring to, and they will want to follow advice being recommended by me Rome Wells. 

My expertise is networking people together, their minds, their processes, their businesses their concepts and their ideas, their IT systems, their quality assurance processes, in the direction of providing quality, security and affordable education all in 1.  


Therefore, if you are a recruitment agency and trying to break into a financial organization, do not even bother without industry based knowledge, without flexibility for caring, remove the word I from the equation, and only focus on you, you, you.


Also, remove the concept of GREED from your equation, “Greed is like a crime, you follow it and you sink” -Rome Wells


Also if you cannot develop the 8 qualities mentioned above due to the incompatible business model that you forged together, and then leverage partners! 


Cut down your commission, partner up with someone who can help you developing such quality capabilities, help financial organizations develop reasoning and needs for financial organizations to hire your candidates, stop taking shortcuts and focus on quality. 


Each shortcut = loss of money, and long-term productivity, fire everyone in your team who does not understand the concept of passion, and partner up with the people who understand your concept of passion, but reward them for that passion by cutting down the GREED factor. 


The following quotes were prepared by Rome Wells and equally applicable to C level execs, to Recruiters and to many business owners around the world.


“Stop being greedy, greed is like a crime, get rid of and you will be glad you did”


 “Focus on quality but maintain the limits and you will be glad you did”


“Do not over perfect things, stay within boundaries and you will be glad you did”


“Develop capabilities way ahead of schedule with precise plan of attack and preparation and you will be glad you did”


“Get Education to be your friend and combine it with quality assurance for your customers and you will be glad you did”

“Stop wasting time reading and start formulating business processes into actionable steps and you will be glad you did”


How can our company Binary Fusion can help financial organizations achieve their IT Staffing goals?

We can help you by providing you a candidate(s) with the quality assurance skill set, that can separate you from other competitors.

We believe the only way to increase your efficiency and help you make money is by helping you save money by matchmaking you with the right type of employee with the right set of skills specifically for your financial environment


Our company specializes in helping financial organizations get matched with the right quality type of candidate by literally training college graduate students in our facility concepts of quality assurance, project management, soft skills, business analysis, manual testing, web scripting in one flexible IT Track course that is delivered to our students in either 1st shift or 2nd shift basis.

We train our students' concepts of information technology with specialization in quality assurance manual testing.  Our candidates get interviewed and reviewed by us, get hands-on training by us, then get placed into the financial organization.  

We help students get trained and reward companies with the right talent, a talent that can be translated into a great return on investment by hiring the right type of people, with specialization in IT Quality Assurance track.  

We believe Quality Assurance Testing is the key to improving efficiency in Financial Companies

We believe testing and quality assurance is an important aspect of training, and we believe quality can not be achieved without inter-combination of hybrid skill sets that each candidate must possess.

We believe  hands-on training is the key to quality type of candidates

We also believe that it's not possible to have necessary quality assurance testing skills without hands-on training, and we also believe that financial companies are not just companies who want someone who is only a script guru but they want the best breed of skill set for their money, and want established based trust between long-term recruiting partner, the type of partner who can help financial organizations provide the best return on investment, and follows the 8 described qualities mentioned in this article.  

We believe education is the key to trust and with trust comes quality

We believe quality can only be achieved with relevant education, without relevant education there is no trust, without trust, there is no quality. To form IT recruiting partnership with DBA Binary Fusion and help your financial organization reach goals of recruiting the right type of candidates in IT Quality Assurance testing relevant to your financial organization roles, simply contact us from the quote icon on the top right corner above or by initiating a conversation from the bottom right corner icon with one of our agents..

We work with your organization and adjust our Quality Assurance training specifically to address any additional skills your financial organization is staffing for.

We realize that skills needed for your financial organization evolve, we realize that and we evolve our training as part of your financial organization evolution journey.  Your company app support and help desk department has many different staffing needs and these needs simply can not be answered by companies who strictly specialize in staffing every single type of organization in every industry.  

This creates impossibility in being able to provide the quailty type of candidates for your organization  What sets us apart from other is our laser beam approach in industry that we specialize in, capabilities we developed and core specialization area of expertise we managed to develop.

Here is what our core industries where specialize are:  

Financial Organizations.

Why?  The Reason is because Rome Wells Founder worked in the financial industry sector for over 10 years and knows in and out every eccentric detail of the financial industry. 

Here is what our core capabilities are:      

Education and Hands-On Training for Students

Why?  The Reason is simple Rome Wells was a certified teacher for the state of CT and simply knew how to teach, and tutored many students before, and formed his own tutoring company with thousands of tutors currently registered in custom search engines that he has designed, created integrated, not to mention many other tutoring search engines running under different business systems and even went on to create custom cloud solutions specifically for educational industries.

Plus Rome Wells is actually certified in Cisco CCNP and knows every eccentric detail of how systems are interconnected and operate, beyond just quality assurance type of software testing, which he not only was exposed to at full-time job, but in fact had to go through as part of the process while creating some of his own sites (over 50 different sites)  

What Rome Wells is a full stack Engineer, across all layers of information systems, getting that brain power and foundational skill sets infused into student's brain during their training lessons provided by Rome Wells himself and the trainers who went through the training is exactly what Rome Wells provides and hands-on training for Students is something that evolved from working for multiple companies providing IT consulting and converging the skill sets from both worlds of education and hands-on experience.  

Rome Wells managed to infuse and relay that Binary Fusion Quality Assurance based IT hands on training and learning in the form of multiple sets of courses in project management, business analysis, software foundation testing, intermediate software testing and other courses that are infused in the QA IT Track training program and delivered in the form of the classroom training to students who can attend the classroom training either in the 1st shift or 2nd shift flexible settings for 3 months and get certified in quality assurance foundation software testing.  


The Binary Fusion Training and IT Staffing division company was formed as a seperate company from DBA Binary Fusion IT consulting company, that is simply called Binary Fusion whose sole purpose was designed to help students have their brain evolved and infused with knowledge into something meaningful for financial companies by providing quality assurance type of education and hands-on training for our students then placing them into the financial company job role as QA analyst with Business Analytical skills, or other type of relevant QA skill sets, something that can help financial companies stand out from the crowd and increase their competitive advantage by hiring the right types of employee candidates, helping financial companies improve quality and efficiency..

Here is what our core specialization:  

Quality Assurance in Software Testing

Some may say why quality assurance why not IT networking as primary core track to deliver training?  Reason why Rome Wells chose to teach students quality assurance first, is because Rome Wells was fed up with such a low-quality type of work mentality from many people when it comes to developing software, web sites and solutions, and decided to come up with his own methodologies and his own methods that are based on his financial industry experience.  

Not only Rome Wells can provide Quality Assurance software testing in the world of web, but he understands full stack functions relevant to a financial industry. 

Here is where our roots come from

Matchmaking students with tutors.

Some may ask well what on earth does match making tutors with a student has to do with finance? That's a good question... but what on earth does recruiting nonspecialized candidates for financial companies have to do with finance?  

The business model and conceptual understanding of matchmaking is something that is impossible to comprehend by normal human being, but understanding how to relay that concept in totally different concept yet still relatively familiar concept makes this business 10 times stronger, and 100 times more relevant than in the case of a typical recruiting business that specializes in matchmaking candidates from all areas all industries with 0 level of specialization or even having the specialization in recruiting candidates for financial industry, but not providing the quality type of candidates with the right training and foundational educational values as described in this article 8 qualities to look for in recruiting company above.  

Additional services our company provides is IT Consulting

Which theoretically can be looked upon as our core services. However, these core services became less and less demanding after the wave that hit the world of traditional networking by rapidly eradicating most common needs and functions that came from the threat of automation and software-defined networking, getting rid of the need for complex routing and switching type of devices, and less need for professionals with such skill set, therefore, we re-strategized ourselves to evolve ourselves into more Educational and IT Training based model.  

The outcome of this evolution will result in very fast pace shortage in information technology sector specializing in IT traditional networking, and will result in many company needing rapidly to upgrade themselves to software defined networking, unfortunately,  based on our research we foresee that the shift in IT networking and evolution will be extremely gradual and it will create opportunities for the few chosen IT traditional Consultants in the industry who still possess the skills of IT Traditional networking while simultaneously the overall need from companies needing such individuals will rapidly shift downwards.  

We are hoping to be on top of this  IT Networking evolution and help financial companies migrate into the cloud with the help of our IT professionals who we can train and release in the real world in the field of information technology with specialization in financial industry sector helping financial companies evolve and helping financial companies improve their overall competitive advantage.




Our short Journey Story about our capabilities:

        Our roots come from  Match Making students with tutors, we are not new to recruiting, our parent company is Tutoring Services, LLC whose sole purpose was to create affordable education and help improve quality in the world of education in parallel business streams.  

In the process of our journey we created multiple methods for students being able to learn better and being motivated to learn better, ranging from creation of custom study guide search engines for students helping them prepare for IT security certification, Quality Assurance exams and other types of exams such as PMP, to money making opportunity for college graduate students helping them earn part time income after school teaching other students,

We even created an opportunity for helping students find affordable books and implemented going green concept helping students save money on affordable education and beyond.

We created our own study guides and created our own marketing our own business models our own concepts, and in the process of it all managed to obtain business oriented skills, marketing skills, and many other skills that we now relaying to others in the form of an IT Training for students who want to get in the field of Quality Assurance and into the Financial company industry and have what it takes to complete our  3 to 6 months training, 30k worth of training that we provide FREE of charge, leveraging our foundation of Tutoring Services, LLC parent company to obtain the student leads and bring them to our IT Training center and infuse them with quality assurance type of software testing skill sets that are an absolute must have in financial environment based settings for companies to stay competitive.  

This knowledge of matchmaking and expertise we carried over into IT hands on training with education and specialization in quality assurance software testing for financial organizations.  

Founder of Tutoring Services, LLC and founder of DBA Binary Fusion is a well-known data scientist, educational advocate, with degrees in mathematics and math education who managed to help guide many thousands students in variety of fields, and who is also financial industry veteran in both information technology, software defined networking, information security and beyond.


To view how we recruit students and how we get quality candidates you can check our google plus page