According to an article from The Wall Street Journal, it takes six months to a year for a new hire to get up to speed in their new job, and hiring the wrong person can “wreck a tight budget.” Since employees are your company’s biggest asset—and biggest expense—it benefits you to take the time you need to find the perfect candidate.
With the quicksilver pace of modern business, you may fall behind if you wait too long to develop your new app, create the hottest and most useful technological integration or otherwise capture the lion’s share of today’s tech-driven consumers. If you’re taking the time to hire right, how can you stay ahead of your competition?
How Top Leaders Achieve Agile Innovation – At Their Pace
Savvy business leaders stay on the cutting edge by finding creative solutions to their toughest problems. If you need a new app or IoT (Internet of Things) integration, you can follow the experts’ path:
• Decide what you want your innovation to do
• Outsource the work to specialist temps
• Get the work done in record time
Typically, there are three ways you can accomplish this. By following these methods in order, you’ll have mastered the secret to lightning-fast business innovation.
1. Hire a Consultant
There’s nothing new about calling in consultants to solve thorny problems, but business leaders often overlook the many skilled technology consultants who are available to work on a short-term basis to meet specific goals.
Whether you need coding skills, business analysis assessments or project planning assistance for your high-tech initiatives, there’s usually someone you can find who has years of relevant experience.
Hire an expert tech consultant who will happily agree to work as a temp in your offices to help you achieve your objectives, and find that right temp fast, when you use an agency with rigorous eligibility criteria that will provide you with the perfect match: a skilled consultant who fits your company culture seamlessly.
2. Offshore Your Development Tasks
Once you’ve decided exactly what you want your new tech tools to do and you’ve created a realistic schedule for deliverables, it’s time to put your plan into action.
Offshore development teams offer a few key benefits that busy corporate leaders appreciate:
• They don’t require daily oversight. Usually, offshore facilities come with their own project managers who handle day-to-day labor issues and keep your development on schedule. The project manager typically also acts as a single point of contact for you, which eases communication.
• They cost less than their American counterparts. As the cost of living steadily increases, offering a competitive salary for experienced programmers is becoming a challenge for even the largest companies. Global labor arbitration keeps your costs down while providing a living wage to overseas workers who have the same development experience as Americans.
When you choose to work with offshore teams, you can keep your tech tasks on schedule with skilled labor at lower costs. All you need to do is find the right offshore outsourcing management partner.
3. Use Onshoring to Finalize Your Project
Though many business leaders find it easy to work with offshore developers all the way to project completion, other companies prefer to communicate subtle product adjustments through in-person head-to-heads with tech teams close by.
If you feel that your company would benefit from direct discussion about small software tweaks prior to launch, you may want to consider onshoring your development tasks in the final stages.
Transferring tech development to agencies on American soil is a simple and low-cost process when you work with trained onshoring professionals who manage their own facilities and clear the way for open communication between your operations and theirs.
Business Is Better with Choices
By outsourcing tech tasks to knowledgeable experts in-house, overseas or in-country, you’ll have the freedom to search for and choose the perfect new hire who will drive your company forward – while you maintain the flexible agility your business requires to respond to your consumers’ ever-changing desires.
Get the tech help you need and the choice you prefer with Innovative Systems Group (ISG). Contact us online or at (800) 739-2400 to learn how we can help you achieve your tech goals your way.