As the global pandemic recedes from view it leaves a dramatically digitized landscape defined by IT Operations including hybrid workplace environments, expanded IT services, smart connected hardware, and software solutions. Enterprises that pivoted to digital during the crisis quickly adapted to a new normal powered by cloud-based solutions, outsourcing options, and managed service models.
In this new hyperconnected climate, demand for skilled IT professionals shows no sign of slowing down. To complicate the issue, IT talent is in short supply and high demand. A recent Korn Ferry study predicts the U.S. talent shortage will exceed 6 million by 2030. So if you’re planning to migrate or digitize your existing infrastructure, here are four proven ways to scale your IT operations.
Know Who You Need
As you assess your current IT environment, consider how your in-house talent can analyze data, manage projects and identify areas in need of improvement. Access to skilled and knowledgeable professionals can help solve these issues that are procedural or occur during planning stages. The right IT talent can help align IT investments with outcomes, while mitigating risk, reducing inefficiencies, and driving continuous process improvement.
Your IT professionals must perform well under pressure while clearly communicating goals and outcomes to senior management. With these objectives in mind, consider the skills, leadership, and experience of your current IT Operations and determine who else you may need to hire.
Determine How They’ll Work
Will employees work onsite at one location, work remotely, or travel to different enterprise locations? Each worksite, whether remote, hybrid, onsite or transitional, will need cohesive provisioning and IT support. Secure communication channels and supportive infrastructures will help all staff, including mobile workers, share resources across multiple facilities and maintain peak performance levels.
A job’s duration is another important consideration. Determine if you need someone for a project or to temporarily fill a position for an employee on short or long-term leave. In either case, hiring a skilled temporary worker can be a great way to support your business.
Find Skilled Workers
Once you have a clear understanding of the employees you seek, you’ll need to attract people who meet your qualifications. Job descriptions for available openings must clearly convey requirements to familiarize prospects with their tasks, responsibilities, and functions. In addition to describing necessary skill sets, help candidates visualize your workplace environment.
Talent search, recruitment, and hiring can be a lengthy and expensive process, with no guarantee of employee success or longevity. In fact, there’s a risk of potential loss each time you onboard a permanent employee, who may end up leaving shortly after being hired.
Use an IT Staff Augmentation Service
As you scale your IT Operations, an IT Staff Augmentation Service can help you locate skilled temporary and permanent workers. For example, you may have projects that require additional staff or temporary openings while employees are on leave, or you may need to fill senior management positions. By connecting you with a talent pool of qualified IT professionals, these specialized services can help fill these openings promptly and within your budget.
IT staff augmentation can address numerous requirements, from on-demand temporary workers to contract-to-hire professionals who seamlessly assimilate into permanent positions while validating your investment in their onboarding and training. When you leverage the extended networks of these well-connected service providers, you’ll accelerate your search for skilled workers and executives with commensurate skills who fit your salary requirements.
DecisionPoint Systems Inc.
In today’s hyper-connected economy, the need for skilled IT professionals is table stakes for all types of organizations and industries. Whether your IT Operations is on a rapid growth trajectory or needs to scale more quickly and efficiently, IT staff augmentation will provide a flexible, adaptable way to access experienced, qualified IT professionals who can get the job done.
DecisionPoint will support you and your team with managed services across the entire IT lifecycle, delivering the personnel you need when you need them. Call us today and discover how our dedicated, on-demand IT staff augmentation services can help your IT operation grow and scale.