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Driving Retail Efficiencies with Flexible IT Resourcing
July’s British Retail Consortium article ‘The Future of Work in the Retail Sector Report’, focuses on how retailers need to rethink employment strategies in today’s disruptive landscape.
It states that for retailers to succeed, they will need to evaluate their skill requirements and rethink their employment models to comprise of a mixture of employees, partners and freelancers.
For the past decade and beyond, talent acquisition and retention has been listed as one of the top challenges facing organisations at every level within the business. IT functions are not immune to this shortage, especially in the retail sector with high demand for digital skillsets during periods of peak trading such as Christmas or Black Friday Style events.
Many businesses will go out to the contractor market to fulfil these short to medium term requirements, but this can be very expensive especially at short notice and carries potential IR35 repercussions.
For nearly 25 years, we have been relied upon by some of the world’s best-known retail brands to provide flexible IT Resource support during peak trading periods and with ad-hoc project support requirements.
Quite simply, while you get on with running your business, we help to manage your IT keeping it running when you need it most.
The benefits of our flexible solutions include;
- Every resource we provide is employed by us with no IR35 complications
- Significant cost reductions because you don’t need to pay contactor rates or agency fees
- We understand retail; our people have specific retail experience from IT Support Engineers to Business Transformation Leaders
- From London, to Rio to the Arctic Circle – we provide rapid resource anywhere in the World
- We support customers in over 40 countries around the world with one P&L
Our flexible solutions are tailored to meet each individual customer requirement and provide resources with the right experience and IT skills whenever you need them.
To find out more about how we can improve efficiencies and flexibility while reducing your IT resourcing costs why not get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.
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*Source: British Retail Consortium article ‘The Future of Work in the Retail Sector: Developing a Strategy for Success’ based on the results of the Willis Towers Watson’s Global Future of Work Survey.
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