The Advantages of IT Resourcing Services for SMBs

Leveraging technology to achieve business goals is essential to SMBs. Technology helps businesses differentiate and compete in their respective industries and markets. It enables them to serve their clients to meet their expectations. It contributes to the productivity of their people and the efficiency of the business. Technology is critical to SMBs today.

Having said that, technology evolves quickly. Keeping up with the pace of change in technology can be challenging. Finding, hiring, training and retaining people who have the experience and expertise to provide the help businesses require has become time-consuming and costly.

This is where IT resourcing services come in. The service basically provides the right people with the right skills for the IT work you want to accomplish. The service takes care of the interviewing and vetting of suitable candidates to provide you with the right resource based on the needs you specify.

Let’s take a deeper look at the advantages.

Advantages

Talent Pool

Part of the challenge for a business is finding the resource with the specialized skills required. An IT resourcing service is continually looking for specialized IT talent and therefore has a pool of candidates or knows where and how to find them. In addition, because their focus is technology, they are able to quickly and effectively evaluate the skillsets to ensure they meet the requirements.

Reduce time to hire

In today’s world finding qualified resources is difficult and if you take too long to make an offer, they may get scooped up by someone else. The IT resource service provider only focus is finding the right candidate, therefore they can quickly post, vet, interview and offer qualified candidates for you to hire. You focus on your business while they focus on finding the right resource for you.

Flexibility

Whether you need a resource for vacation replacement, medical leave or a longer term project, an IT resourcing company can find the candidate for the job.

Ability to change quickly

In the real world sometimes, although the skillset may be what you are looking for, the candidate does not fit. IT resourcing service provider can quickly contact one of the other candidates in their pool to replace the resource in a timely fashion. 

Reduce risk

Hiring a resource brings with it financial and legal risks especially if the candidate does not work out. Working with an IT resourcing service provider allows businesses to reduce those risks. They have the expertise and experience to vet and find the appropriate candidate therefore the risk of hiring the wrong candidate is diminished. In addition, the candidate is hired for a specific purpose allowing the company to better determine if the candidate might be a fit for the organization and be hired for a more permanent position. Again, reducing the time, money and energy of hiring and more importantly hiring the wrong resource.

Conclusion

Bottom line partnering with an IT resource service provider can help you find the right person with the right skills for the right job. This saves you time and money and reduces the risk of hiring the wrong candidate.

Look for IT resourcing service providers that have programs designed to provide certified experts to help with on-going projects, temporary workload fluctuations or short-term personnel replacement.

MicroAge can help with your IT resourcing needs. Contact us to see how we can help you.

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