Without a doubt, the number of challenges we’ve faced over these last few years has been great. In the business realm, one that still remains a bit curious is the ongoing challenge to find skilled employees to fill key roles in your organization.
An article by the Society for Human Resource Management states that of 1,200 IT workers companies polled they found that “72 percent of respondents in the U.S. said they are thinking of quitting their jobs in the next 12 months.” Whether the reasons were career advancement opportunities or seeking more flexible working hours, the amount of projected turnover is astounding.
With workers being in high demand and vacancies abundant, the search for the right person in your geographic area can become a burdensome pursuit.
How an IT Co-Manager Helps Protect Your Organization and Grow Your Team
If you’re the CEO or IT Director for your organization, one key item as it pertains to your management is: How would you handle it if some key players of your IT staff were to leave the organization? Additionally, as your company grows and is encountering fresh challenges (remote work, cyber security requirements, updating infrastructure and systems), how would you handle the additional workload? Can you handle the additional workload?
One way that you can safeguard against an unexpected employee absence or grow your team is to partner with a company that can jump in to assist as needed.
Co-managed IT security solutions are a way to do just that.
Partnering with an IT Managed Services Provider
Co-managed IT is simply the concept of partnering with an IT managed services provider (MSP) to offload some of the work requirements your IT team is facing. This can be an on-going partnership or a project-related contract to handle a specific action or task. Co-managed IT services are most often used as an extension of your IT department without the need to bring on additional staff.
Simply put: Co-Managed IT services with Diamond IT is a force multiplier for you and your organization – giving you access to a team of experts at a fraction of the cost of what a high-level, full-time employee would run.
If you’re looking at ways to bolster your team’s capabilities while easing their already challenging workload (which would help employee retention rates) and safeguard against unforeseen absences, Co-Managed IT could be a good fit for you.