The significant cost-savings and increased output achieved through outsourcing made a crucial impact on the IT business world, and companies across the globe started implementing this strategy. Outsourcing changed the way business was done and brought about a vast change in the way world viewed technology and processes. However outsourcing involves giving up complete control over a process or service, and handing it over to a third party who would take care of the management and execution of those services on your behalf.

While this is a good way to save up considerable amount of money and time on non-core business areas, it does not take care of issues that arise within the organisation from time to time. This would involve unplanned workforce shortages that can spring up, due to holidays/vacations, sickness, urgent projects and so on. What is the best solution to deal with such problems that most organisations face from time to time?

Hiring additional professionals on a temporary basis is a painful process – first, it can take a long time to find and train the right professional, secondly, the liabilities, training costs and other overhead expenses of recruiting new employees is very high. This is where Flexible Resourcing comes into picture.

Flexible resourcing architecture or FRA is a proactive solution to help organisations deal with staff contingencies and work overload in an effective and successful manner. The concept is the same as pre-paid mobile phones, where you buy credits as and when you need. In an FRA setup, organisations have the option to access a wide network of talent pool and hire employees as per their needs, as and when required. And the best part is: they do not need to worry about recruitment costs or employee liabilities such as TUPE, IR35 etc, as they are borne by the vendor.

With flexible resource credits you can either employ individuals or a team of professionals to work on your premises, in conjunction with your existing team. These are backfill employees that can help you deal with the pressures of staff shortage for as long as you want. This kind of a contract employment set up is different from the traditional outsourcing model.

The advantages offered by the flexible resourcing or FRA model are obvious –

  • Significant Cost Benefits as there are no Training or Employment Liabilities Involved
  • Fast, Reliable and Specialist Resourcing Solutions
  • Ensure On-time and On-Budget Completion of Projects
  • Keep Permanent Headcount under Control with Backfill Employees
  • Access to a Wider Talent Pool
  • Proactive Resourcing Solution
  • FRA allows you to use specialist skills to meet staff shortages, emergency IT projects or major roll-outs, and stay one-step ahead of competition. Flexi staffing is becoming a popular IT resource recruitment strategy because of the benefits it offers in terms of costs, time and output, while allowing companies to retain control and focus on their core business.

    Today, organisations are seeking better ways of recruitment and resourcing their businesses to meet the changing needs. They want an innovative resourcing solution to meet the peaks and troughs of demand in the business. Flexible IT resources open new opportunities in evolution of a business. This white paper looks at the benefits of Flexible IT Resourcing and the progress being made on delivering cost-effective and efficient services through more deployment of flexible resources.

    Author's Bio: 

    Allied Worldwide is a global IT Outsourcing Company specializing in IT Managed Services, Remote IT support and cost-effective IT consulting services. Our unique partnership approach can result in improved customer satisfaction, reduced costs and better ROIs.