How a Managed Services Provider Can Solve Your Staffing Woes
Running a business comes with a lot of administrative burdens that are necessary, but draw time and resources away from a company’s core operations.
A Managed Services Provider (MSP) is a company that can take on some of those burdens, allowing a company to put more focus on the goods or services it provides. Historically, MSPs came about by providing tech-based services, but the staffing sector has taken this approach and used it to greatly benefit their clients.
How managed services emerged
In the past, the technology solutions in place at many small companies were usually an ad hoc patchwork of off-the-shelf solutions and fixes put in place to keep things humming along.
These small companies often brought in consultants for routine maintenance, system expansion and occasional fixes. The problem with this “as-needed” approach to IT was that support personnel only worked with the system in brief windows and were not cognizant of the big picture. This approach often resulted in backup systems and disaster recovery measures that were woefully insufficient.
The evolution of commercially available software solutions ultimately made it possible for a managed services provider to deliver comprehensive solutions in a way that was much cheaper and more efficient than the old ad hoc approach.
While the notion of managed services may have come up through the IT world, the idea has expanded to include a wide range of other sectors that are not technology-specific, including the staffing industry.
The importance of managed services
The idea of managed services has changed the way businesses handle the back end of their operations.
Instead of seeking support when problems arise, managed services allow for more of a preventative approach. By emphasizing prevention, MSPs allow a company to avoid problems that cause disruptions; production slowdowns or stoppages; and services interruption. This can be a crucial competitive advantage over companies that take an “as-needed” approach to their systems.
This approach doesn’t just apply to IT. Managed services also allow for comprehensive support for a company’s workforce. This means spotting staffing issues before they become staffing disasters and eliminating a multitude of vendors from human resources operations.
What benefits does a staffing-oriented MSP offer?
A managed services program can provide your business with a streamlined package of services customized to meet your labor needs.
An MSP takes on the task of handling multiple talent vendors and sources to funnel only the best-fit talent to your hiring managers and ensure these professionals succeed in your company through both comprehensive screening processes and a thorough onboarding procedure, all at the direction of the client company.
Client companies benefit by reducing the amount of bad hires and the costs associated with them; finding better culturally fit candidates; lowering hiring-related stress; and taking a proactive approach to maintaining a powerful and effective workforce.
At LTI, we provide robust, customizable managed services solutions to our clients. Please contact our experts today to find out more about how a managed services solution can help your organization exceed its goals.