Techademy uses CURE to reduce the bench strength of an IT organisation by 34%


Our client is a 20 year old IT company headquartered in San Francisco, USA. With a strength of over 100,000 employees, they were looking to deploy their resources quickly to their active projects thereby reducing bench strength


The organisation hires actively every year to keep up with their growing needs for multiple projects. A percentage of employees are kept on the bench in anticipation of new, urgent projects. These benched employees are not always skilled in the required technologies and can’t be immediately deployed to projects. But having a high number of employees on the bench would be akin to misuse of resources. The main challenge to be solved was: to reduce the number of benched employees. 


Techademy’s tailormade learning solution, CURE, was deployed to reduce the bench strength in the organisation. To enable quick deployment, benched employees needed to be upskilled and reskilled in required technologies. 


Some of those on the bench were Java Full stack specialists. They were then exposed to technologies on cloud computing in order to be cross-skilled. Individual road maps were created based on their proficiency levels. A learning ecosystem was set up with tools and platforms to support the cross-skilling to cloud computing. 

Others on the bench were employees already working in the field of cloud computing. But their skills needed brushing up and that’s exactly what was done when they were reskilled. New technologies in cloud computing were identified and accordingly rolled out to reskill across the required skills. To incentivise the employees, reskilling milestones were set up. They were also provided with mentor support who would help them not just in their reskilling but also in pushing their career graph. 


  • Bench strength reduced by 34% thereby enabling quick deployment to projects 
  • Employees were exposed to technologies outside of their core competencies which in this case was cloud computing 
  • Employees were upskilled by personalised training to help them with outcome-oriented learning 
  • Employees’ learning paths were integrated with hands-on projects and modular assessments, making the whole process more application-based 
  • Employees were given expert mentor support and set up with learning structure and achievable milestones 
  • Compared to last year there was 3x growth in terms of upskilling and reskilling