The business world is constantly evolving. As new technologies and software are released, many companies choose to adopt new methods and processes to keep up with the change. However, learning this new software can be difficult.
Implementing new software into your company may seem difficult, but there are experts out there who can help make any implementation a smooth and simple experience.
Unfortunately, choosing which expert to go with can be a tough decision. Both implementation partners and staffing firms are excellent options to help navigate any technical changes your company may be making, but how do you decide? While both have unique advantages, you can easily determine which one is right for you. Here’s what you should know about using a staffing firm vs an implementation partner.
What Is A Staffing Firm?
Staffing firms, also known as staffing agencies, recruiting agencies, etc. are companies that make it their mission to pair your business with qualified and appropriate candidates to fill any needs you may have. There are several benefits of working with a staffing agency, and they are available for all different fields of work, from construction to IT.
Staffing firms that focus on information technology primarily provide candidates who are qualified in different fields of tech work such as software, coding, Adobe, Cloud, etc. When working with a staffing firm you are able to provide a detailed description of your business’ needs and the recruiter will work to match you with someone who can quickly meet those needs. Recruiters offer candidates for both short and long-term assignments.
What Is An Implementation Partner?
Implementation partners are another great way for your company to adapt to the changing field. Essentially, implementation partners focus on bringing someone in to help your team understand whatever software is being implemented. This is a great way to help familiarize your department with any new changes or programs that will need to be used to accomplish daily tasks.
Which One Is Right For You?
Both staffing firms and implementation partners have unique strengths and weaknesses. Depending on your needs, you may consider one over the other. However, staffing firms are generally a little more helpful in that their solutions are more tailored to your needs.
Staffing firms work to meet the immediate needs of your company. This is beneficial because software and technology are always changing. When you choose to implement new software, it may not be necessary to train your entire staff on how to use it, especially if the software is only needed for a short period of time to complete a project.
Staffing firms will allow you to hire an IT technician who already understands the software, can complete the project quickly, and then move on. This saves your company money and time as you don’t need to worry about upkeep or training for your employees.
Furthermore, because IT is an ever-changing industry, and an implementation partner would be needed over and over again for short-term projects as new software and technologies are released and implemented. An IT candidate provided by a staffing firm will already understand these new technologies as keeping with their field of expertise is already part of their job description. Hiring someone who already understands whatever software you’re implementing is far better than constantly having to train and update your employees.
While your decision will probably come down to the needs of your company, it’s important to remember that while an implementation partner can train your employees to meet those needs, a staffing agency can quickly provide you with a candidate who is qualified and able to meet those needs as well as coach other members of your team should the needs arise.
How Can Techbridge Help?
At TechBridge, our goal is to bridge the gap between business and employee, matching qualified workers with the companies who need them. If you have any further questions or you’re interested in our staffing and recruiting process, contact us today!