By Julie Gerts, Knowledge Services

Interested in saving your organization time & money? Yes, probably so. We all are! So what is the best way to go about this?

Managed Service Provider (MSP) program helps an organization alleviate the manual burden of activating and maintaining a temporary workforce. Organizations and government agencies experience significant cost savings when temporary labor processes are automated and optimized to support the prioritization of pressing business needs. Go to this site for additional information.

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You can reduce administrative costs, enhance efficiencies, streamline operations, and provide improved governance just by usng a Managed Service Provider. You can also gain some of your time back by allowing an MSP to manage the vendor community for you, ensure organizational compliance and provide quality candidates to fit your specific needs.

We’ve nailed down three of the best ways we think you can save time and money by partnering with an MSP. Keep in mind there are a multitude of benefits beyond what we’ve mentioned here if you’d like to explore them further in your research.

1. Better Quality Candidates

You need to eliminate the pressures of finding the best possible candidate for the job. Like yesterday. When you dedicate time to searching for, selecting, interviewing, hiring and training new employees, you quickly realize the substantial costs that governments face due to employee turnover. And not only that, you sacrifice your own time and energy that could have been better spent accomplishing your organization’s goals and initiatives.

To reduce employee turnover, it’s important to have the right processes in place to hire the best people. Unfortunately, this places a heavy burden on organizations. MSP programs partner with your organization to evaluate and fully understand your agency and what kinds of candidates you need. Once that is understood, a dedicated MSP team introduces the position to a number of expert staffing vendors who compete to find the perfect person for the specified role. Additionally, the MSP team qualifies and screens candidates for your agency to find the best fit for the position. This helps you find better quality candidates more quickly and without the hassle of going through the process yourself.

2. Stronger Vendor Relationships

Perhaps your organization already has a group of vendors in place to help you find quality candidates. When dealing with a variety of vendors, you have to carefully and consistently manage separate contracts and/or pricing structures for each vendor and, on top of that, continuously nurture those relationships to ensure a successful partnership. Finding the right vendors to work with, managing the paperwork and price structures for each, and nurturing the relationships to ensure success can be burdensome.

That is why it is important to use a vendor-neutral MSP program. A vendor-neutral managed service provider allows vendors to become trusted partners. A true MSP manages the staffing vendors and makes sure you are paying the right price for the best candidates. Unique access for both hiring managers and vendor partners to local and regional market pricing information ensures an effective balance between resource quality and price. Through open competition, vendors remain dedicated and are assured equal and fair access to business opportunities, which makes them committed to finding the right person to fill your agency’s open positions.

3. Process Efficiency

“I have infinite stacks of papers on my desk.” Does this sound familiar? When you manage your organization’s temporary workforce manually, you might find more headaches than qualified candidates while sifting through paperwork. Since we’re all human, manually managing temporary workers can be fraught with errors and inaccuracies.

A full service workforce management solution manages vendor contracts, qualifies temporary position openings, and interviews candidates to ensure they are a great fit for your agency. That solution also onboards new hires once they’ve accepted the position. These efficient processes streamline and strengthen your operations, saving you valuable time and delivering a higher quality temporary workforce.

Saving time and money allows an organization to spend more time on other projects while investing monetary resources back into the organization. Sounds like a win to us!

See how your agency can benefit from a full-service Managed Service Provider through the U.S. Communities cooperative contract with Knowledge Services. The U.S. Communities & Knowledge Services Staffing and Workforce Solutions contract is available for all public organizations’ use. For more information, contact uscommunities@knowledgeservices.com or visit this site.

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