Even when your own teams don’t meet the needs of the business, recruiting new people may not be the best answer.
Why bring in new permanent recruits, when you can improve what you already have? Why increase headcount, when there may be a better way to get things done?
The key to making the most of your current workforce is to understand what each person is capable of. By undertaking a detailed competency profiling process, Quanta can identify the skills people have and if they meet the needs of their current role. This can clearly highlight the need for specific training - or if someone will be more productive (and happier) in a different role.
When contractors are working within an organisation, it is often to fill a specialist skills gap, perhaps for a specific project. However, when those contractors leave – those skills leave with them, putting the organisation at risk. We help to ensure that these skills are not transient and are retained by the business - significantly reducing the risk of such projects and raising the ability of the in-house team to maintain and support new systems.
Sometimes, the people within a business can be reduced in efficiency by the processes within the business itself. Quanta can help to identify such bottlenecks and redefine how processes should work so that they are undertaken in the most efficient way. Our goal is to ensure that clients get the most from those people they already have by making sure that each and every task is done efficiently.
It can be that the only answer to a set of organisational issues is to implement a programme of change. This in itself can create risk and problems – so the process of moving from one state to another needs to be closely managed. Quanta can help, by providing skilled and experienced change management/interim management professionals to deliver the additional bandwidth needed to ensure that change takes place without itself causing a crisis.
For some roles, outsourcing to a specialist organisation may be the best way to resolve a resource issue. However, this isn’t a step to be taken lightly, so Quanta can help to establish the business case for outsourcing to see if it is justifiable. We look closely at the business goals, identify the resources already in place (and see if those people can be reskilled or better utilised) and compare them to those offered by outsourcing companies. This provides a clear picture as to the best route forward for the business – in-house or outsourced.
Where a clear case is made for outsourcing, Quanta can help an organisation to find exactly the right partner. We can thoroughly assess and document the need, creating a realistic and accurate invitation to tender. Then we can search for and identify the most suitable candidates and help with the shortlisting and selection process.