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Recruiting a Microsoft Cloud Professional: Maybe It's Time to Think Again

How we all work has changed drastically over the last ten years- remote working, the gig economy, changes to how consultants are taxed, changes to national insurance contributions. All of this has led businesses to reassess in-house hires.

Traditionally, hiring an in-house Microsoft Cloud professional might have seemed like the logical choice. However, as the UK economy evolves, it's time to reconsider this approach and explore the benefits of a managed service backed up by a team of Azure experts.

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The Changing Face of Work in the UK

The traditional 9-to-5 office-based work model is no longer the norm in the UK. The rise of flexible work arrangements, remote work, and the gig economy has challenged the traditional employment paradigm.

People are looking for more autonomy, work-life balance, and the freedom to choose where and when they work. This shift in the way people work has significant implications for businesses seeking to hire Microsoft Cloud professionals.

Challenges of In-House Recruitment

Recruiting and maintaining an in-house Microsoft Cloud professional can be a daunting task. Here are some of the challenges that come with it:

  1. Talent Shortage: The demand for cloud experts, especially in Microsoft Azure, is high. Finding and retaining top talent can be competitive and expensive.

  2. Costly Overhead: Employing an in-house professional involves not only their salary but also expenses related to onboarding, training, benefits, and infrastructure.

  3. Limited Expertise: Relying on a single in-house expert means your organization may be limited in its ability to tackle complex Azure challenges and stay updated with the latest developments.

  4. Risk of Attrition: If your in-house expert decides to leave, it can disrupt your operations and lead to knowledge gaps.

The Managed Service Advantage

In this evolving landscape, considering a managed service backed by a team of Azure experts can offer several advantages:

  1. Cost Efficiency: Managed services provide a predictable cost structure, often with lower upfront expenses compared to hiring in-house. You pay for the services you need, reducing overhead.

  2. Access to a Team of Experts: A managed service provider typically offers a team of certified Azure experts with diverse skill sets. This collective knowledge can address a wide range of issues efficiently.

  3. Scalability: As your business grows, managed services can scale with you. You don't need to worry about recruiting and training additional staff.

  4. Continuity: With a team-based approach, you're less vulnerable to the risk of knowledge loss due to employee turnover.

  5. Focus on Core Business: By outsourcing your Azure management, your internal team can concentrate on strategic initiatives rather than day-to-day operations.

Choosing the Right Managed Service Provider

When looking for a managed service, it's essential to choose the right provider. Look for a company with a proven track record, a team of Azure experts with real-world experience, and a commitment to security and compliance. At IG CloudOps our team has over 50+ years of collective Azure experience.

In conclusion, the evolving UK economy and changing work dynamics are reshaping the way businesses operate. When it comes to recruiting a Microsoft Cloud professional, it might be time to think again.

Consider the advantages of a managed service backed by a team of Azure experts – a cost-effective, scalable, and reliable solution that allows your organization to thrive in this dynamic environment. By making this shift, you can stay competitive and agile in the ever-changing world of cloud technology.

Take the first step today and speak to a member of our Azure team about your cloud challenges

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