Make no mistake about it, we are in an urgent situation for many businesses across the country right now. Flexibility, maximizing resources and cutting costs are a fairly universal edict wherever you work.
At the same time, your business needs to do the same amount of work — or in many industries and instances, more work — to stay competitive and get through these tough times.
Sales teams are struggling, and your Salesforce talent needs to help them maximize your tools, resources and costs to weather the storm and ideally, grow.
So, how do you maximize your need for exceptional Salesforce talent with the need to reduce costs?
Enter: Contract Salesforce talent.
Contract Salesforce talent is quite literally talent that works with your organization for a set duration of time. In many instances, this is to complete a specific project. In other instances, it’s to help bridge the gap between full time hires. In still other instances, it’s to ensure your Salesforce investment is maximized, but without the need for a permanent, full-time hire.
How can contract Salesforce talent help my business?
That’s the big question, right? You can see where it might make sense to work with contractors, but you need to know how contract Salesforce talent is going to clearly impact your business. Here are just some of the potential benefits:
Don’t pay for what you don’t need
Cost. It’s the easiest benefit to calculate in most areas. Reduce cost. Maximize spend. It’s more critical than ever right now. When you work with contract Salesforce talent, you only bring in those contractors who have the precise skills you need, when you need them, and for however long you need them.
Rather than investing in the salary, benefits, recruiting and onboarding costs associated with a full-time hire that may not have work to do a majority of the time, you can bring in a specialized Salesforce contractor to take care of the work you need right now.
Save on upskilling costs
To build on the last point, tech — and particularly Salesforce — is filled with specialists. With full-time talent, odds are that talent will have strengths in one area, but not another. This will require upskilling (either in external courses or internal mentoring) that both add cost to your budget and also reduce productivity while you wait for that talent to get up to speed.
With Salesforce contractors, you gain access to talent that has precisely the right skill set. When you don’t need that skill set any longer, you move on. It is the ultimate in flexibility, which allows you to truly maximize ROI on your Salesforce talent budget.
Get the talent you need, more quickly
You know the old adage, time is money. This is especially true right now, when companies need to gain an edge yesterday, and the market is changing, seemingly by the day. You don’t have time for a drawn out hiring process. You need someone qualified and ready to go, now.
Salesforce contractors have been working with a range of organizations, most often for years. As a result, they get up to speed quickly and contribute to your business, project or initiative immediately. Because you’re not investing as much as you would for a full-time hire, the extra layers of vetting and interviewing just aren’t necessary.
Ramp up quickly as things rebound
We’re already starting to see signs of rebounding. As your company gets back to “normal” (or settles into a new normal), you may find that you need to ramp up quickly. As I just mentioned, adding just one Salesforce hire to your team can be a long and costly process. Adding multiple members of your team compounds the issue.
With contract Salesforce talent, you can ramp up (and as necessary, scale down) as necessary, maximizing your cost and productivity along the way.
A contract Salesforce staffing partner can help you maximize your budget.
Of course, these benefits are hard to reach if you don’t know how or where to find the Salesforce contractors with exactly the skills you need! Here at Tech2, we have an expansive network of Salesforce contractors across the country. Our team understands the critical role Salesforce talent plays within your organization, and we can match precisely the talent you need to reach your goals. Contact us today to learn more.