The traditional workplace is a thing of the past, with the hybrid workplace becoming a permanent fixture. While a hybrid environment offers advantages for employers and employees alike, it presents a challenge for IT teams trying to provide secure, consistent, and reliable access to network resources. As companies try to keep pace, they are turning to staff augmentation to fill IT talent shortages.
Outsourcing has become an attractive option for companies of all sizes in light of the hiring challenges making talent scarce. Courting and recruiting new IT professionals is extremely time-consuming and can be costly, particularly when turnover rates are high. There is a lot of competition for talent, requiring companies to offer a salary and benefits that attract the best candidates.
You may have heard that there is a significant shortage of skilled workers in the manufacturing industry. While there is a huge shortage of experienced welders and electricians and plumbers, the IT industry is also experiencing a scarcity of skills. According to an ESG report titled “The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2021 Volume,” 57% of organizations are impacted by the skills shortage. Roughly 62% of organizations say that means a heavier workload for IT professionals already on the job. The majority say it’s only getting worse, as 95% report that their situation has not gotten any better over the last few years.
Cyber skills are in such demand that many organizations have begun to outsource their needs. This type of staff augmentation offers important advantages if you partner with the right provider. First and perhaps most importantly, you don’t have to spend time and energy identifying candidates with the right cyber skills, onboarding them to your organization, and continuing their education as the technological landscape evolves.
Outsourcing provides scalability that may be impossible for most organizations to achieve with an in-house team. This flexibility makes it possible to navigate busy seasons – at a lower cost than trying to staff for those trying times. You may also gain access to a broader range of expertise by working with outsourced talent than may be possible to hire in a single employee.
You are looking to make a connection to a quality provider of cyber services, and that’s what we can provide at Proper Connections. We’re a technology consulting company that knows the power of integrating technology into your business and managing it so it helps you reach your goals. Proper Connections will help you keep your technology tools up to date and manage them as your business scales. Contact us, and let’s discuss ways we can help you with the ever-changing cyber landscape.