New software development channels and provisioning methods as an anchor for IT resources and projects. IT teams and projects are increasingly at the heart of business strategy in the era of the move to the cloud, digitalization, and telecommuting. Each of their projects structures and impacts the success and growth of the company.
However, IT resources, particularly the CTOs or CIOs who supervise them, face a growing problem: the need for more talent and the tension in the labor market in a context where the demand to develop large-scale projects continues to grow. The situation is already critical. Nearly nine in ten software and DevOps professionals have left or considered leaving their jobs in the past 12 months. Once this diagnosis has been established, how can the business continuity of the teams be ensured and, by extension, the business continuity of the companies?
Tensions In The Labor Market
Above all, it is necessary to understand the state of mind in which employees operate in the labor market. They have more and more requirements in mobility and teleworking following the COVID crisis, which has impacted their understanding of working conditions. At the same time, the turnover phenomenon is intensifying. This context substantially affects the general latent lack of trust in management. Therefore, companies need help to retain teams and carry out long-term projects.
In IT services, in particular, several risks are identified by recruiters concerning human resources management (lack of skills, loyalty factors, lack of interest in offers that tick only some of the boxes, etc.).But the main risk stems from the talent shortage and the intense pressure due to rising salaries and turnover.
How Do You Anchor Resources And Projects?
Several options are available to recruiters to deal with these phenomena, each with advantages and disadvantages. The first option is to outsource HR and set up governance. But its main disadvantage is the high turnover. Indeed, the recruitment of profiles by projects prevents the stability of the teams. Freelancers are also a possible resource, but involvement and confidentiality remain risky when using external elements with whom monitoring and relationships can be more tedious, especially for short periods.
However, DevOps as a Service and managed services are doing well: an agile service staffed by experts, available 24/7, subscription-based, and providing on-demand cloud expertise. This method is entirely customizable, which makes it quick and easy to build a team and adapt it according to the needs and evolution of the project. We, therefore, avoid all the demanding infrastructure of the management while having the possibility of calling on short missions (1-year maximum). Engineers can also be present for up to 10 days per month, making their auxiliary expertise available on an ad hoc basis for specific projects or needs.
The Three Significant Benefits Of The DevOps As A Service Method
Developing The Management System: ‘Trust As A Service’
This method allows for building, managing, and maintaining a hybrid organizational model with internal teams on specific assets. These teams are dedicated to the company’s run and daily activities. Thus, it will be possible to call on outsourcing experts simultaneously for specific short-term projects.
Strengthen The Efficiency Of Its Service With The DevOps Method
By calling on outsourcing experts, you can optimize your budget by reorganizing your way of managing. Thus, it is possible to concentrate the fixed costs on the run and call on experts for the rest. It is also possible to quickly benefit from an expertise that is very expensive and difficult to find on the labor market and establish a relationship of trust with one-stop-shop suppliers.
These suppliers offer the customer the possibility of making most of their purchases (even of a different nature) in the same place. By collaborating with multi-expertise companies, projects can be carried out with greater agility, mainly thanks to international profiles spread across the four corners of the globe, allowing availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Reduce Pressure On Human Resources
Preserving the well-being of employees and providing them with an enriching and fulfilling career plan is the key to attracting talent. By reducing the pressure on recruitment or internal organization, employees can benefit from more flexibility through telework, mobility, or balance with the personal sphere. Thus, this stability can reduce the turnover rate, more than ever, a pet peeve of organizations. This method also makes it possible to better remunerate internal resources thanks to the savings made while reducing recruitment to focus on more senior talent.
Absolutely all Tech jobs will lack candidates in 2023. Some profiles should see their salaries increase by more than 5% in 2023. These are, more particularly, developers, DevOps, system and network administrators, cloud architects, and project managers who will be most in demand. Faced with the significant upheavals in work today, particularly in the IT sector, the key is flexibility. By using agile methods such as DevOps as a Service, tech players will manage to overcome the shortage of talent as well as rising costs by designing tailor-made missions. Being flexible means ensuring the business continuity of the teams and, by extension, the company’s business continuity.