Why pay more for IT skills when cheaper options are available
It would seem natural that when looking for a service we always look at the price. Of course, why wouldn’t we when budgets are set and the need to minimise expenses is constantly looming in the corner. However, just because something is cheaper, it does not necessarily mean it won’t cost you more money in the long run.
When it comes to hiring the right IT professionals, using an inexperienced and often cheaper service provider could cost you invaluable time and money, and chances are you will soon have to start the same hiring process again.
When looking for a service provider, money is not the only thing to consider.
1. Does the service provider make your life easier?
There is nothing more frustrating than constantly having to follow up on a service provider or even worse not getting what was promised from them.
Your days are packed with meetings, emails and activities; so when you look at a service provider you need someone that you can trust to make your work that bit less stressful.
What’s more, hiring a new team member is a hole other ball game – not only is there the tedious job of sourcing the right people and interviewing, but there are assessments to be done, criminal checks and then the onboarding, managing and payroll. A good hiring service should be able to do that as part of their process, without you having to worry.
2. Do they offer insight?
Hiring IT professionals can get tricky, especially if you are not sure what you are looking for.
Between .Net, Tibco, Android, iOS, and endless other coding systems, it can be a mammoth task making sure you are hiring the right person for the task at hand. That is why you need to be able to rely on your service provider to know the difference for you and steer you in the right direction. Look at organisations that have had years of IT and project management experience. Teams that not only talk the lingo, but have had hands on practice and built relationships with industry leaders.
3. How quick do you get what you need?
We have all heard the expression “time is money” and a lot can happen in 24 hours. A Candidate you have had you eye on can get hired by a competitor before you’ve even had the chance to interview them. So having a service provider that does not take your time seriously and only responds to you days later can get very frustrating and costly.
4. Will it save you more money in the long run?
We all want to save money where we can but just because something is cheaper at the start it does not mean it will save you money in time. Take for example the calibre of person you might get for a lower rate, this person might not be as experienced so time and money will have to go into training that person, their productivity or quality of work might be lower and deadlines might be missed, these all add up and can some out costing you much more than hiring someone for more money.
At the end of the day, quality professionals what to be compensated fairly for the quality of work they produce.
5. Do they over-deliver on your expectations?
There is always the warm and fussy feeling we get when someone goes above-and-beyond what is expected of them. The same can be said when a service provider offers friendly customer service, finds you that great resource or simply offer more than you expected.
When it comes to finding the right person for your team, you don’t just want to be another number. You need a provider that gets what you need and tailors the experience to ensure you get the person you need to not only get the job done, but to also fit into your company culture.