Oakland CEO Cedric Nash Serves as Panelist at ITSMF 4th Quarter Symposium
Tampa, FL – Oakland is proud to announce that President and CEO Cedric Nash spoke at the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) 4th Quarter Symposium today. ITSMF is a national organization dedicated exclusively to fostering executive-level technology talent among African Americans.
Nash was a featured panelist during a session titled “Failing Forward as an Entrepreneur”. During the session, Nash shared lessons learned from his more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur to encourage mid- to senior-level technology executives in their pursuit of new enterprise.
In February 2016, ITSMF recognized Nash with a President’s Award for his outstanding contributions in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field, his commitment to advancing others, and his accomplishments as a successful entrepreneur in the IT industry.
“I am honored to have had the opportunity to share my experiences and knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs and accomplished leaders from across our nation,” said Nash.
Nash will host a networking event for the Symposium participants at his Tampa residence Saturday evening.
Oakland Awarded Software Sale to Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts
Lanham, MD, 9/15/2017
Oakland’s Software Value Added Reselling Division has won an order for SAP Software Annual Enterprise Support from the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts in a competitive bid. Oakland is a Value Added Reseller/Wholesaler of SAP Software to the Government directly and to Systems Integrators. Mr. Jim Miller, Oakland Director of Software Value Added Reselling, noted “Oakland is happy to continue its support of another State of Maryland institution in the Administrative Office of the Courts."
About the Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts
is the central support agency for the state judicial branch, and provides a broad range of support services to Maryland’s courts in operations, information technology, management, legal, government relations, financial, administration, and programs.
Oakland Named to Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2017 List of 100 Largest Black Owned Businesses (BE 100)
Oakland Named to Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2017 List of 100 Largest Black Owned Businesses (BE 100)
Lanham, MD, 9/12/17
Oakland Consulting Group (Oakland) was named to Black Enterprise magazine’s 2017 list of the top 100 U.S. black owned businesses. The BE 100 has been compiled since 1973, basing the ranking on prior year revenues. This is Oakland’s first year to be included on the list. Black Enterprise is a monthly U.S. magazine that describes itself as "the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans." It reports a readership of 3.7 million.
Mr. Cedric Nash, Oakland CEO, noted: “We are extremely pleased with this recognition from Black Enterprise magazine. It reflects the excellent growth Oakland has continued to realize, resulting from our focus on delivering real value to our clients.”
Oakland Consulting Group Named Workday Advisory Services Partner
Lanham, MD – August 22, 2017 – Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (Oakland) today announced that it has been named a Workday Advisory Services Partner. Workday (NYSE: WDAY) is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.
As a Workday Advisory Services Partner, Oakland will focus on advising customers in a number of areas surrounding the adoption of Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM). Workday Financial Management and Workday HCM support a complete range of financial and people-based processes that provide customers with real-time operational visibility along with the speed and agility to adapt to business growth and change.
Oakland brings a 13-year record of success as a minority-owned business, serving the federal, state, local governments, and education market with innovative enterprise solutions. The company delivers ERP services, consulting services, and business intelligence analytics services, which enable customers to meet their unique business goals.
“We are incredibly excited to be named a Workday Advisory Services Partner,” said Cedric Nash, CEO, Oakland Consulting Group. “We look forward to coupling our marketplace expertise with Workday’s groundbreaking technologies and proven track record to enable more organizations to transform how they manage their finances and people.”
About Oakland Consulting Group
Oakland is a veteran owned, GSA schedule 70, small disadvantaged business enterprise that provides information technology services to federal, state and local government agencies, and educational institutions. Oakland services include three primary areas: (1) ERP Consulting, providing full life-cycle support for ERP implementations; (2) Management Consulting, supporting program management, process reengineering and other areas; and (3) Business Intelligence and Analytics Consulting, delivering solutions in big data and decision support capabilities.
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“A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” – Mary Kay Ash
Since 1997, Oakland has provided leading staffing solutions for Federal, State and Local Government, and fortune 500 companies by delivering value, quality, and timely results. Taking a “Client First” approach, we leverage a service oriented delivery framework that encompasses People, Process, Technology, and Service in an effort to provide high powered staffing solutions to our clients.
Staffing is all about making people a priority. That’s why we invest in our people from day one. Our recruiters are trained and certified through our in-house Elite Recruiting Academy (ERA). Our ERA is a 3 week intensive training program which enables us to build and maintain a pipeline of recruiters. ERA leverages industry best practices and teaches our recruiters the latest recruiting trends which saves our clients time and money. On a quarterly basis we conduct industry round tables with our people advising them of the latest technology and business developments. This enables us to understand and stay abreast of our clients dynamic staffing needs. More
Our account managers have over ten years of demonstrated experience delivering high quality staffing solutions to our clients. This experience enables us to thoroughly understand client requirements and communicate these requirements to our recruiting team. This results in our ability to present a fully qualified pool of resources for our clients to evaluate.
We offer monthly, quarterly and yearly performance incentives that reward our top performers and we have a career path with suggested timelines that facilitate organic growth and retention.
Our Elite Talent Acquisition Process (ETAP) is an integrated streamlined workflow process that drives our entire recruiting lifecycle. It outlines all of the activities and tasks performed in the acquisition and qualification of job requirements. It is used for the evaluation and placement of candidates to job requirements. Our ETAP was developed by leveraging lessons learned and industry best practices for the acquisition of Job Orders and the placement of talent. More
As an important element of our process, we meticulously screen each of our candidates and conduct work history verification, references checks, security clearance verifications and background checks to ensure that we provide our clients with quality candidates.
Our recruiters and account managers are trained and well versed in our ETAP. They work side-by-side in teams to coordinate every step from receiving a requisition to on-boarding resources. This minimizes communication gaps and facilitates the submission of quality resources.
Our ETAP is a proven framework that provides structure to our daily process, standardizes the work to be performed, deliverables to be produced and the communication across the team, facilitates accountability, visibility and efficiency and saves time and money and minimizes errors and inconsistency in services.
Recruiting Information Management System (RIMS) is our proprietary, cloud-based Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that is used to maintain information on clients, candidates, resumes, job orders and performance metrics in order to facilitate the placement of candidates. RIMS seamlessly integrates with our process in that each step of our ETAP is fully automated in RIMS. This integrated capability gives our team an advantage over our competition by enabling us to quickly provide high quality resources. More
RIMS serves as a searchable repository of candidates that we have previously worked with and have pertinent information such as screening information, reference information, and performance evaluations that we use for current and future job orders. RIMS allows us to track and report on key performance indicators and metrics for active job orders, submittals, client interviews, starts, individual performance and team performance. With RIMS, regular updates are automated so that we are fully aware of the availability of the vetted candidates in our talent database.
In addition to RIMS, our team uses networking and industry leading social media tools such as LinkedIn, Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, Clearance Jobs, Indeed and Twitter to identify candidates and create talent pools of qualified candidates for us to evaluate. Our team strategically uses these forms of technology to provide successful end-to-end talent acquisition solutions for our clients.
Our Service binds our Staffing Solutions framework together. We strive to provide superior service to our clients, consultants and internal staff. We understand that our clients have a responsibility to deliver high powered solutions using the best technologies and techniques available. To accomplish this, our clients are highly dependent upon firms that provide and retain quality consulting resources and understand the degree of service required for client satisfaction. Oakland is a service oriented firm that has experience delivering high powered solutions for its clients. This experience allows Oakland to provide the high quality of service our clients demand. We use technology to enhance our ability to provide superior service. More
Oakland is committed to providing proactive customer service to its clients. This allows us to mitigate risks before they become major issues. To accomplish this we use RIMS to perform monthly and quarterly performance evaluations of our consultants to identify performance defects and take corrective actions. As a result we are able to assist our clients in delivering quality solutions with minimal project interruptions.
Relationships are the backbone of our company with over 85% of our business coming from relationship referrals due to our delivery of superior service. Our customers are why we exist. We never lose sight of that. That’s why we always take a “Customer First” approach to resolving issues.
- Federal Defense
- Federal Civilian
- State and Local Government
- Higher Education
STAFFING SERVICE AREAS
- Information Technology
- Defense Logistics Agency
- Department of Health and Human Svs
- Defense Security Cooperation Agency
- Prince George's County
- Federal Housing Finance Agency
- Smithsonian Institution
- State of Maryland
- Washington Gas
- Cox Communications